lion monkey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lion monkey small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail
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Usage

In literature:

Flattery and meanness again arise when the spirited element is subjected to avarice, and the lion is habituated to become a monkey.
"The Republic" by Plato
Underneath this fresh young life, and in spite of the limpid springs in his eyes, Henri had a lion's courage, a monkey's agility.
"The Girl with the Golden Eyes" by Honore de Balzac
Then I shall see lions and tigers and monkeys.
"Story of My Life" by Helen Keller
It was like a chained lion being tormented by a monkey.
"Night Watches" by W.W. Jacobs
Well, if hunters are hunting and lions are hunting, we monkeys had better stay up in the trees.
"Nero, the Circus Lion" by Richard Barnum
Now, the two captains of the foretop were both prime young men, active as monkeys, and bold as lions.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Douglas and Molly have been lions for hours, and Bobby and Billy two monkeys, and I've been the man.
"Odd" by Amy Le Feuvre
More than one lion, several antelopes, and numerous monkeys were killed.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Monkeys in a cage next to the broken one from which the lion had escaped were wildly leaping about and chattering.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
I mind they had an elephant and six poll parrots, an' a Rocky Mountain lion, an' a cage of monkeys, an' two camels.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
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In news:

Golden lion tamarins are tiny monkeys that are about the size of squirrels.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is entering this season with a giant monkey lifted off his back.
After police kill dozens of lions, tigers, bears, and monkeys released from a private animal park in Ohio, pressure builds to regulate free-wheeling 'exotics' trade in the US.
Inanimate objects (like a wax lion and monkey statue) begin telling the sardonic Jaye to do things'and they won't leave her alone until she does.
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