Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of tiger.

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  • n. a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel

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Examples

  • The quantity of cattle would be even greater than it is, were it not for the wild beasts which inhabit the forests, and destroy great numbers of them; the most common of these are lions, and what they call tigers, but which I suppose to be leopards or panthers.

    Travels in Nubia

  • We know the appearance of a tree, because we see it; we know the emotion of pity or love, because we have felt it; we know that what we call tigers exist in India, because acquaintances have seen them, and direct experience has taught us that their evidence is satisfactory, and if we went to India their testimony could be found true by the evidence of our own senses.

    Personality in Literature

  • Conservationists say the actual number of tigers is between 1,300 and 1,500, based on the initial findings of the current census due to made public later this year.

    Tigers Rediscovered in Indian Rainforest | Impact Lab

  • This appealed to me as mountain tigers, namely, leopards; and in token that he understood, the boy made signs for me to follow him, which I obeyed.

    Nothing That Ever Came to Anything

  • V. Prasad Admiral V.rma against playing headmaster with other countries India started on Friday with the participation of 12 navies of the Asia-Pacific region within Asian tigers are still found in the wild committed themselves Friday to doubling the wild tiger Andaman and Nicobar Islands this week, the groundwork is also being laid for

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  • I cannot imagine what kind of pleasure you can have taken in gazing on the lions and Africans (so methinks you call their tigers) near the belfry, or in ogling the porcupines and estridges in the Lord Philip Strozzi's palace.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 4

  • The gendarmes, known as "tigers" - though there are no tigers in Africa, - are a legendary force, but are now dispersed among the military.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Malaysian franchisee Golden Donuts Sdn Bhd managing director Peter Yu and general manager Lim Sew Hok are also "tigers" -- talk about a roaring coincidence!

    nst online

  • I cannot imagine what kind of pleasure you can have taken in gazing on the lions and Africans (so methinks you call their tigers) near the belfry, or in ogling the porcupines and estridges in the Lord Philip Strozzi’s palace.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Two pages later, what did she read but a specific passage referring to tigers and the process of healing!

    The Sacred Promise

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