lion-hunter

Definitions

  • The hunter faces the three lions
    The hunter faces the three lions
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lion-hunter someone who hunts lions
    • n lion-hunter someone who tries to attract social lions as guests
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Chinese, during the reign of Kublai Khan, used lions on hunting expeditions. They trained the big cats to pursue and drag down massive animals from wild bulls to bears and to stay with the kill until the hunter arrived.
    • n lion-hunter One who pursues the lion as a beast of the chase.
    • n lion-hunter A person given to the pursuit or lionizing of notabilities. See lion, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lion-hunter a hunter of lions: one who runs after celebrities with foolish adulation, or to get reflected glory from their company
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Quotations

  • African Proverb
    African Proverb
    “Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. lion—L. leon-em—Gr. leōn; Ger. löwe.

Usage

In literature:

But suddenly she felt like a hunter who has snared a lion in a rabbit trap.
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay
These point out the Lion's skin held in the Hunter's left hand.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
It was perhaps well for these strangely-assorted hunters that the lion had made up his mind to quit the jungle.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
Unless you want to change here, and walk around dressed as a lion hunter.
"The Hunters" by William Morrison
He had found his mark as well as the lion-hunter had found his.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
The lion-hunters hoped that Beardsley would be like his drawings.
"Nights" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The two lion-hunters seemed quite unprepared for this abrupt escape.
"Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)" by John Gibson Lockhart
In the afternoon a well-known lion hunter looked in and had a shrapnel bullet removed from his shoulder.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Before the destruction of the hyenas and lions, they had been used to remain altogether in the tree, while the hunters were absent.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
He was besieged by lion-hunters, overwhelmed with attentions in each town or city he visited.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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In poetry:

Like hunters who compass the African jungle,
Where slumbers Numidia's lion by day,
They falter and pale, looking back at each other,
And some, in their falsehood, to Providence pray!
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

The Russian-American Company (RAC) posted parties of Russian hunters on Bering and Copper Islands to procure the fur of sea lions and sea otters.
Arizona Mountain Lion Hunter Trees Jaguar.
University of Chicago fossil hunters in Africa have discovered bones of two massive meat-eating dinosaurs that may have picked over the same prey, much as modern-day lions and hyenas do.
Mountain lion stalks across hunter's viewfinder .
Hunters will be allowed to kill up to 100 lions from the Black Hills , with a maximum of 70 female lions, during the 2013 season.
View full size AP File Photo Grand Rapids hunter Jeff Bruxvoort is sure what appeared on his trail camera is a mountain lion, left, and not a bobcat , right.
State officials say a hunter in north-central Nebraska has killed a mountain lion that circled in front of him while he was hunting for deer.
BAYLIS — A 14-year-old deer hunter said he was attacked by a mountain lion Sunday evening, just a minute's walk from his family's Pike County home.
A male mountain lion was shot by a deer hunter Saturday, November 10th, the opening day of the November firearm deer season.
Mountain lion stalks across hunter's viewfinder.
Nebraska Hunter Kills Mountain Lion That Stalked Him.
A Nebraska deer hunter shot and killed a male mountain lion that stalked him Saturday, November 10th, the opening day of the state firearm deer season.
A male mountain lion was shot by a deer hunter Nov 10, the opening day of the November firearm deer season.
Mountain lion stalks across hunter's viewfinder.
Nebraska Deer Hunter Shoots Mountain Lion that Stalked Him - 7.
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