Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic subclass within the class Mammalia — the mammals that give birth to live young.

Etymologies

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New Latin from Ancient Greek θηρίον (thērion, "wild beast").

Examples

  • Chris Donner, a jaded veteran of the Great War, will be granted the divine powers of the Theria and set out towards California altering the lives of Depression era America as he searches out answers and strives to understand why he has been given such a gift.

    New Gollancz covers: FENRIR and THE COLD COMMANDS

  • But before they may ravage the planet, their genocidal invasion is halted in orbit by the last of the Theria.

    New Gollancz covers: FENRIR and THE COLD COMMANDS

  • Where hideous Theria of the wild rended their fellows limb by limb;

    The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

  • Asked why, in writing to Theria, she had said she was lost unless he got hold of the box, she replied that she could not remember.

    Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

  • But, uneasy when she got no answer and no result from her letters, she despatched a third missive to Theria.

    Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

  • Though Theria received none of these letters, which were one by one handed over by Barbier to Desgrais, he all the same did go to Maestricht, where the marquise was to pass, of his own accord.

    Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

  • Asked why she wrote to Theria to get hold of the box, she replied that she did not understand.

    Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

  • Hill of Methone, 240; volcanic theory, 243; divined the existence of a continent in the northern hemisphere between Theria and Thine, 289; extolled the varied form of our small continent as favorable to the moral and intellectual development of its people, 291, 292.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • He added that the archer Antoine Barbier had given him three letters written by the marquise to Theria; that in the first she had told him to come at once and snatch her from the hands of the soldiers; that in the second she said that the escort was only composed of eight persons, who could he worsted by five men; that in the third she said that if he could not save her from the men who were taking her away, he should at least approach the commissary, and killing his valet's horse and two other horses in his carriage, then take the box, and burn it; otherwise she was lost.

    Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

  • Antoine Barbier, an archer, said that the marquise at table took up a glass as though to drink, and tried to swallow a piece of it; that he prevented this, and she promised to make his fortune if only he would save her; that she wrote several letters to Theria; that during the whole journey she tried all she could to swallow pins, bits of glass, and earth; that she had proposed that he should cut Desgrais 'throat, and kill the commissary's valet; that she had bidden him get the box and burn it, and bring a lighted torch to burn everything; that she had written to

    Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

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