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  • “He seated himself on the floor at my feet, not cross-legged (as I would have sat in his place) but squatting in a way that reminded me at first of a dog, then of an atrox or some other great cat.”

    —Gene Wolfe, The Urth of the New Sun

    October 1, 2008

  • L. atrox = savage, cruel, fierce, atrocious, harsh, severe, unyielding.

    Panthera atrox (American Lion) was one of the North American megafauna that became extinct 10,000-12,000 years ago.

    March 30, 2013