from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The native name of the Malayan sun-bear, Helarctos malayanus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The Malayan sun bear.
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- noun The
Malayan sun bear.
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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?
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.
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
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.
The effect of his shots was to frighten the bruang back up the tree; and at the first report he commenced ascending.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.