from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chetah, Gueparda jubata or Cynœlurus jubatus of India. See cut under chetah.
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I am showing the new hunting-leopard which King Juba has sent from Numidia.
And the hunting-leopard grew to a jaguar, all covered with spots like eyes.
But the next time he came up with the cat, the cat was not a cat, but a hunting-leopard.
On the contrary, the spots upon the hunting-leopard are real spots, of a uniform black; and, consequently, this animal is easily distinguished from the other three.
It is on account of his canine qualities that he is sometimes trained to the chase: hence his specific name of the hunting-leopard.
Hindostan they use the cheeta or hunting-leopard, for rousing and running down his oriental game.