king of beasts


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Noun1.king of beasts - large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the maleking of beasts - large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
lion cub - a young lion
mane - long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
genus Panthera, Panthera - lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
lioness - a female lion
lionet - a small or young lion
pride - a group of lions
Translations
roi des animaux
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Next time however he came near the King of Beasts he stopped at a safe distance and watched him pass by.
All the other animals in the forest naturally expect me to be brave, for the Lion is everywhere thought to be the King of Beasts.
I'm the King of Beasts, you know, and the Hungry Tiger and I serve Princess Ozma as her body guards.
Tarzan looked down upon her and grinned, recalling an argument he had once had with a famous big-game hunter who had declared that the king of beasts ate only what he himself had killed.
Where Akut took to the trees at the first scent of Numa, the lad laughed in the face of the king of beasts and walked boldly past him.
Opinion was divided as to the bravery of the king of beasts --some maintaining that he was an arrant coward, but all agreeing that it was with a feeling of greater security that they gripped their express rifles when the monarch of the jungle roared about a camp at night.
The consequent blow on his nose forced his head down to the floor, and the king of beasts, nose still to floor, backed away with mouth-snarls and throat-and-chest noises.
Ghak was, of course, positive that I had fallen prey to the terrible creature, which, within Pellucidar, is truly the king of beasts.
Do you dare to ask me--ME, THE KING OF BEASTS, to wait on a lot of dirty monkeys?
What wonderful sort of creature was this that battled with Simba and held his own despite the mighty muscles of the king of beasts and slowly there dawned in those sunken eyes, gleaming so brightly from the scarred and wrinkled face, the light of a dawning recollection.
The panther tore and rent Numa upon the right, while the ape-man struck home with his stone knife upon the other, so that before the mighty clawing of the king of beasts had succeeded in parting the rope he hung quite dead and harmless in the noose.
She hugged both the Lion and the Tiger with eager delight, but seemed to love the King of Beasts a little better than she did his hungry friend, having known him longer.