Definitions

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  • n. A female panther.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female panther.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female leopard or panther.

Etymologies

panther +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And tossing the bird from her she rose to her feet, lithe as a pantheress.

    Orrain A Romance

  • By that time Magi had vanished out of view unaware that any one had seen her, creeping like a pantheress from rock to rock.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • As comely and as able-bodied as a young pantheress, she was (one judged) little less dangerous -- as vital, as self-centred, as deadly.

    The Day of Days An Extravaganza

  • Quietly as a pantheress she stole after them, smoothing out her footprints behind her until she reached the trampled snow; and so, coming to the angle of the bachelors 'lodge, cowered listening.

    Fort Amity

  • The present writer is not very fond of these measurings together of things incommensurable -- these attempts to rank the "light white sea-mew" as superior or inferior to the "sleek black pantheress."

    The English Novel

  • Angélique was like an angry pantheress at this moment.

    The Golden Dog

  • Angélique sprang up with a cry of exultation, like a pantheress seizing her prey.

    The Golden Dog

  • She was at this moment like a pantheress that has brought down her prey and stands over it to rend it in pieces.

    The Golden Dog

  • Even the popular authoresses of the day, who are always producing some lovely pantheress in their stories, and making her achieve an endless series of impossible exploits, would not care much about a lovely pantheress in a drawing-room or a country-house; and are not perhaps in the habit of meeting any.

    Modern Women and What is Said of Them A Reprint of A Series of Articles in the Saturday Review (1868)

  • I leaned back in my chair to inhale and “take a moment” before attacking my day’s blogging like a pantheress about to tear into a fallen gazelle.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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