big cat

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Noun1.big cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wildbig cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
felid, feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
Panthera pardus, leopard - large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
Panthera uncia, snow leopard, ounce - large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
Felis onca, jaguar, panther, Panthera onca - a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis
king of beasts, lion, Panthera leo - large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
Panthera tigris, tiger - large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
liger - offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
tiglon, tigon - offspring of a male tiger and a female lion
Acinonyx jubatus, cheetah, chetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
sabertooth, saber-toothed tiger - any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene
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And forthwith Tarzan set out to make life miserable for the big cat. Close by were many trees bearing large, hard fruits and to one of these the ape-man swung with the agility of a squirrel.
The moans and the coughing of the big cats mingled with the myriad noises of the lesser denizens of the jungle to fan the savage flame in the breast of this savage English lord.
Everything had happened at once--the blow, the counter-blow, the squeal of agony from the porcupine, the big cat's squall of sudden hurt and astonishment.
The big cat had finished the milk and was rubbing its whiskered cheek sinuously against her skirt.
Well, a cheetah is just a big cat, and yet a saucer of milk does not go very far in satisfying its wants, I daresay.
Again and again the black warrior hurled his puny brands at the two big cats; but Tarzan noticed that Numa paid little or no attention to them after the first few retreats.
AGROUP of hikers were startled when they came across a big cat lurking in the fringes of thick forest cover.
A GROUP of friends out for a hike were startled when they came across a big cat in Charnwood Forest.
Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries devoted to big cats.
Scotland has a richtradition of mysterious big cat sightings.
Roy Jackson is convinced it is the big cat that numerous people have reported spotting in the area in recent years.
Summary: Forest officials, wildlife veterinarians and five elephants take part in relocating a 195kg big cat in the country's first inter-state transfer