Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sabre-toothed tiger

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I have bearded and bitten the frozen seas, and, aforetime of that, ere ever the ice-ages came to be, I have dripped my shoulders in reindeer gore, slain the mastodon and the sabre-tooth, scratched the record of my prowess on the walls of deep-buried caves -- ay, and suckled she-wolves side by side with my brother-cubs, the scars of whose fangs are now upon me.

    CHAPTER XXXIV

  • A modified version of this “easy to use and easy to carry” defense implement is the Red-Pepper spray that gives you that extra bite we earlier referred to as a “sabre-tooth” sting!

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1162

  • Sabre Red Pepper Spray to bite into your attacker like a “sabre-tooth” Tiger!

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1162

  • In a range of 'digital crash-tests', the team found that under most conditions, the sabre-tooth skull performed very poorly compared to that of the lion.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • A new study suggests that the sabre-tooth cat was not so great in the bite department as imagined.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • And they go from the mountainous, snowy country to a hilly near desert, where, lo and behold, he runs into a sabre-tooth tiger looking giant cat.

    Spectacularly Bad Movie

  • Fortunately, the sabre-tooth tiger jumps into the scene, and almost everyone backs away in terror, except our hero, who gets nothing worse than a faceful of sabre-tooth breath think about that a moment; you know how bad your cat's breath is?

    Spectacularly Bad Movie

  • The sabre-tooth leaves without taking a single bite, and that convinces the tribe of black men to decide to go with our hero and his intrepid pals to follow the horseback guys who have, coincidentally, also stolen people from the black group.

    Spectacularly Bad Movie

  • Initially interpreted as a representation of a cave lion, it was reinterpreted by Vratislav Mazak (1970) as more likely being a depiction of the sabre-tooth Homotherium latidens (a species sometimes dubbed the scimitar cat).

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • In other words, while sexual selection pushes for 40-20-40, natural selection, such as getting eaten by sabre-tooth tigers because less voluptuous girls from your tribe can outrun you, pushes against it.

    Theory of Beauty:

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.