lynx

Definitions

  • The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass
    The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lynx short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
    • n lynx a text browser
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lynx (Zoöl) Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.
    • Lynx (Astron) One of the northern constellations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lynx A wild cat with a short tail, penciled ears, and 28 teeth, belonging to the family Felidæ and genus Lynx, such as the caracal, the loup-cervier, and others. There are a number of species, inhabiting Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. They are of moderate size among Felidæ, but considerably larger than any house-cat, with a short body, a very short tail, large and long limbs, usually bearded cheeks and tufted ears, and spotted, marbled, or clouded coloration. Some have been known from time immemorial, and famed for their supposed sharp-sightedness, which probably is no greater than that of other cats. The common European lynx is L. lynx; L. cervaria, L. pardina, L. isabellina, etc., are other Old World species or varieties. The Persian lynx is the caracal, L. caracal. (See cut under caracal.) The common wildcat of North America is the bay lynx, L. rufus, which runs into several varieties. The Canada lynx, L. canadensis, is a larger, much more robust and shaggy wildcat, resembling the lynx of northern Europe or Siberia; the general complexion is gray or hoary, with clouded or obsolete spottings.
    • n lynx [capitalized] A genus of Felidæ lacking the front upper premolar of the true cats; the lynxes. The dental formula is: 3 incisors, 1 canine, 2 premolars, and 1 molar in each upper and lower half-jaw—in all, 28 teeth, instead of 30 as in Felis.
    • n lynx [capitalized] A small northern constellation introduced by Hevelius in 1690, the name being chosen because the sharp-sightedness of a lynx is required to distinguish any of its stars. It is placed between the Great Bear and Auriga. north of the Twins. Its ten brightest stars are of the fifth magnitude.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lynx lingks a genus of Felidæ, with the body elevated at the haunches, long fur, a short tail, the ears tipped with tufts of hair
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lynx, lyncis, Gr. ly`gx; akin to AS. lox, G. luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. light,. See Light (n.), and cf. Ounce an animal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr.

Usage

In literature:

He had done this several times to Mr. Lynx, and though Mr. Lynx had begged and begged for just a bite, Mr.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
He had the hairs of a lynx, the back-bone of an owl, and bear's grease in various preparations.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
This was his first experience with a Canadian lynx, but he saw them often, once he had learned their ways.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
Like a lynx, however, Almidor watched for another opportunity of gratifying his hatred.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
I will only get near enough to hear what they are saying, and creep away again as noiselessly as a lynx.
"The Frontier Fort" by W. H. G. Kingston
That Peter has the eyes of a lynx, and should he follow us, would not fail to discover all.
"Adrift in the Ice-Fields" by Charles W. Hall
A lynx almost famished, met a hare one day in the woods, in the winter season, when food was very scarce.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Mrs. Sarrasin had eyes like a lynx, and she could even make out his features.
"The Dictator" by Justin McCarthy
Tottie watched and checked each piece like a lynx, and the sum was at last found to be correct!
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
He was also styled the Lynx.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

As a lamb I'd behave,
As a lion be brave,
As a lynx clearly see,
As a fox cunning be.
As a lamb I'd behave,
As a lion be brave.
"Lover In All Shapes" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I cheated once; I made a private notch
In Heart-Queen's back, and kept a lynx-eyed watch;
Yet such another back
Deceived me in the pack:
"The Queen Of Hearts" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Come forth my lovely languorous Sphinx! and
put your head upon my knee!
And let me stroke your throat and see your
body spotted like the Lynx!
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
L was a wary old Lynx
Who would say,--"Do you know wot I thinks?--
I thinks ef you happen
To ketch me a-nappin'
I'm ready to set up the drinks!"
"Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show" by James Whitcomb Riley
Give back our faith, ye mystery-solving lynxes!
Robe us once more in heaven-aspiring creeds!
Happier was dreaming Egypt with her sphinxes,
The stony convent with its cross and beads!
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
She thinks they may mean something; thinks
They may mean nothing: haply both.
Where darkness all her daylight drinks,
She fain would find a leader lynx,
Not too much taxing mental sloth.
"To Colonel Charles (Dying General C.B.B.)" by George Meredith

In news:

It was a tough night for the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx as they fell to the Indiana Fever 76-59 in Game 3 of this year's finals.
Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve reacts to a call in the Lynx favor in the third quarter of game two against the Indiana Fever during the WNBA Finals at Target Center.
The Lynx defeated the Fever 83-71.
Fever coach Dunn critical of Lynx counterpart's Finals outburst.
Fever Rout Lynx , Take Lead in WNBA Finals.
Minnesota Lynx Coach Fined For Throwing Her Coat In Game 2.
Lynx players spend time with their fans.
Lynx Blue Line extension layout renderings.
Lynx 83, Fever 71: Seimone Augustus helps Minnesota even WNBA Finals.
Lynx rally downs Fever.
Guard Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Minnesota Lynx surge past the Indiana Fever, 83-71, Wednesday night to even the WNBA finals at one game each.
Lynx 83, Indiana 71, game 2.
Reeve fires up Lynx in Game 2 win.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is from Philadelphia, and of course she's an Eagles fan.
Fever 'here for real' with 1-0 lead on Lynx .
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In science:

Figure 1 shows a beautiful example of this in the form of Chandra/ACIS imaging of the Lynx supercluster complex at z ∼ 1.3 (Stanford et al. 2001).
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
The Dolphin PCI-SCI adapters have support for most major operating systems (Windows, Solaris, Linux, Lynx and more), CPU architecture (x86, PPC, Alpha) and offer a unified userlevel programming interface.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Lynx and other POSIX-compliant systems are used similarly, under the assumption that software developed on one POSIX-compliant operating system can be easily ported to another.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Figure 4: Adapted from Fig. 6 in Rosati et al. 1999; original caption reads: Lynx field overlaid ROSAT-PSPC contours and spectroscopic members.
Cluster Surveys
Progress has been made in the detection of large-scale structure both nearby 82 and out to z ∼ 1.27 (see Fig. 4 here and the beautiful color image of the Lynx field in Rosati et al. 1999 98 , their Fig. 7).
Cluster Surveys
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