from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The chetah, Cynælurus jubatus, which is used for hunting deer and other game.


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  • They were afraid of the man, afraid of his piercing, black eyes, his swarthy skin, and his way of walking like a great hunting-cat.

    Werehunter Lackey, Mercedes 1999

  • It was some sort of great hunting-cat, and the colors it was portrayed in were whites, grays, and blacks, giving it a ghostlike appearance.

    Owlsight Lackey, Mercedes 1998

  • Some of the fresco work discovered, in particular a scene with a cat hunting a red pheasant, reminiscent of the hunting-cat scene on the Mycenæ dagger-blade, is of extraordinary merit.

    The Sea-Kings of Crete James Baikie 1898

  • The hunting-cat scene, which presents remarkable resemblances to a well-known scene from a wall-painting at Thebes, represents cats hunting wild-fowl in a marsh intersected by a winding river, in which fish are swimming and papyrus plants growing.

    The Sea-Kings of Crete James Baikie 1898

  • Knossos -- belong to the First Late Minoan period, and are contemporary with the wonderful work of the steatite vases and the fresco of the hunting-cat; while at Phæstos the final catastrophe of the palace took place at a time when the linear writing of Class A was still in full use.

    The Sea-Kings of Crete James Baikie 1898

  • No sweeping sentiment for _all_ cats should be allowed to stand in the way of the abatement of the hunting-cat nuisances.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation William Temple Hornaday 1895


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