Definitions

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  • n. The Malayan sun bear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Malayan sun bear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The native name of the Malayan sun-bear, Helarctos malayanus.

Etymologies

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Native name.

Examples

  • The hunters knew that "bruang" was the Malayan name for bear; and the coincidence of this word with the _sobriquet_ "Bruin" had already led them to indulge in the speculation, as to whether the latter might not have originally come from the East?

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • The bruang was still crouching upon the crown of the palm; but he did not stay there much longer, for a volley fired at his white breast toppled him over from his perch; and he fell to the bottom of the tree as dead as a stone.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • His advice, therefore, was, that the hunters should conceal themselves behind the trunks of the surrounding trees; and, observing silence, wait till the bruang had finished his mellifluous repast, and feel inclined to come down.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • The bruang, having finished his meal, was seen coming down the tree tail foremost; and in this way would no doubt have continued on to the ground; but, before he had got halfway down the trunk, Ivan's impatience got the better of him; and the loud bang of his fowling-piece filled the forest with its echoes.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • But Alexis, who had been watching the restless movements of his brother, had prepared himself for such an issue; and, waiting till the bruang made a pause just under the branches, he fired his rifle with deadlier aim.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • True, they might fell the tree: they had an axe, and could soon cut the tree down -- as the wood was soft; but the Dyak alleged that the bruang in such cases usually contrives to escape.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • There both species were exhibited by the itinerant jugglers -- for both the sun-bears can be easily tamed and trained -- and these men stated that they had procured the "big bruang," in the woods of Borneo.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • The effect of his shots was to frighten the bruang back up the tree; and at the first report he commenced ascending.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • Our hunters being on the ground, were determined to make a day of it; and after breakfast continued their hunt -- which resulted in their finding and killing, not only another _bruang_, but a _rimau dahan_, or

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • The bruang, from his elevated perch on the tree, could not fail to see the object -- though the hunter himself was still concealed by the huge leaves that drooped over his head.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

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