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  • I'll say it for Nicholas Ignatieff - he was a bear-cat for nerve.


  • I tried to imagine forty-plus years of a dangerous, damaging, slightly out-of-reach relationship that required me to don a red bear-cat costume and ultimately left me in the dark and it sounded…not good.

    Project Everlasting

  • To me, then, love was like a Halloween costume: The red, one-piece bear-cat suit hides in my closet all year, but for one night, I am transformed into someone completely different, who is wild and crazy and giddy…and then I forget the costume is there for the next 364 days.

    Project Everlasting

  • We settled down on the bear-cat fountain to wait, and visit.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • I'll say it for Nicholas Ignatieff — he was a bear-cat for nerve.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • An English hunter described it by saying that it was more bear than wildcat, and more wildcat than bear -- and bear-cat it is frequently called.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • He had swallowed something that stuck in his throat, but he fought like a bear-cat.


  • 'It's a bear-cat,' said the young man, admiringly.

    The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

  • You're the White Hope, the bear-cat that ain't scared of anything on earth.

    The Coming of Bill

  • Leave it to me -- I bashfully admit that I'm a regular bear-cat at this diplomatic stuff.

    The Skylark of Space


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