the former practice of setting dogs to fight a captive bear.
By this the whole matter had presented itself to them as an entertainment more diverting than bullfight or bearbaiting.
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the former practice of setting dogs to fight a captive bear. Contemporary Examples It is also true that the New York Post practices the celebrity equivalent of bear-baiting. Should MSNBC Fire Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir? Lloyd Grove November 22, 2013 Historical Examples They afford much sport to those inclined for such exercises; but the […]
Informal. a person or thing that fights or acts with force or fierceness. binturong. a panda, Ailurus fulgens. Historical Examples Dowdell’s bearcat for May is another striking illustration of the improvement which can affect a paper within a very short time. Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft Dowdell’s bearcat for December is […]
any of several fishes of the family Polymyxiidae, found in the deeper waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, having a pair of long barbels under the chin.
a large, usually tawny-yellow cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa and southern Asia, having a tufted tail and, in the male, a large mane. any of various related large wildcats, as the cougar. a man of great strength, courage, etc. a person of great importance, influence, charm, etc., who is much admired as a celebrity: […]