from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lion the remains of which occur in European bone-caves. It is closely related to if not identical with the living lion, Felis leo.


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  • We find that Mr. Boyd Dawkins and Mr. Sanford assert that the cave-lion is only a large variety of the existing lion — identical in species.

    The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, April, 1880

  • Remains of the cave-lion of Europe are also found in North America.

    The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria

  • The cave-lion, perhaps indistinguishable from the modern African lion, was the most formidable beast of prey.

    VIII. Primeval Man; and the Horse, the Lion, and the Elephant

  • Once a cave-lion, emboldened by familiarity with the camp fires of primitive people, leaped through the encircling ring of flame.

    The Eternal Savage

  • From his shoulders fluttered the skin of a cave-lion.

    The Eternal Savage

  • She said that they had but just reached the cliffs when I arrived, for on several occasions her captor had been forced to take to the trees with her to escape the clutches of some hungry cave-lion or saber-toothed tiger, and that twice they had been obliged to remain for considerable periods before the beasts had retired.

    The Land That Time Forgot

  • With difficulty she had reached it, after having been stalked by a cave-lion and almost seized.

    The People That Time Forgot

  • The women had, evidently, been quitting the pool and slowly returning toward the caves, when they were confronted by a monstrous cave-lion which stood directly between them and their cliffs in the center of the narrow path that led down to the pool among the tumbled rocks.

    The People That Time Forgot

  • From later observation -- I mention this as worthy the attention of paleontologists and naturalists -- I came to the conclusion that such creatures as the cave-bear, the cave-lion and the saber-tooth tiger, as well as the larger carnivorous reptiles make, ordinarily, two kills a day -- one in the morning and one after night.

    The People That Time Forgot

  • To-mar explained to So-al that it was I who had killed the cave-lion and saved her life, and that Ajor was my woman and thus entitled to the same loyalty which was my due.

    The People That Time Forgot


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