from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis. See loup-cervier.


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  • I first heard one while coming home from the Edwardses one evening; the strange, quavering cry frightened me; for I imagined that it was the cry of a "lucivee," concerning which the boys were talking a good deal at this time.

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine

  • Of course, I should have mounted higher at once, but I paused for a moment to look at him, with some vague notion that the claws I had seen might be artificial, like the steel claws of the magicians or the _lucivee_ with which Agia had torn my cheek, and if artificial, they might be of some use to me.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Then he continued on his placid way, disappearing down the gray vista of the forest, apparently ignorant of the fact that there was a lucivee in the woods.

    Followers of the Trail

  • Save for the nervous twitching of his stubby tail, the lucivee stood as motionless as the trees about him.

    Followers of the Trail

  • The lucivee was close behind, but with a motion like the bounding of a rubber ball he quickly vacated the spot and again stood peering from behind a tree.

    Followers of the Trail

  • Shrinking off into the shadows the lucivee vanished as completely as if swallowed up by the earth.

    Followers of the Trail

  • Day after day the lucivee watched for a time when the dog might follow the trail alone, but the Hermit did not permit Pal to wander off unaccompanied, and he was careful to arm himself on his infrequent trips into the forest.

    Followers of the Trail

  • I was uneasy, following the little deer path through the twilight stillness; and my uneasiness was not decreased when I found on a log, within fifty yards of the spot where the fawn first appeared, the signs of a big lucivee, with plenty of fawn's hair and fine-cracked bones to tell me what he had eaten for his midnight dinner.

    Types of Children's Literature

  • He knows well that he is not safe on land a moment after the snow falls; that some prowling lucivee or wolverine would find his tracks and follow him, and that his escape to water would be cut off by thick ice.

    Ways of Wood Folk

  • And one late afternoon, as I lingered in my hiding among the rocks while the shadows deepened, a big lucivee stole out of the bushes, as if ashamed of himself, and took to nosing daintily among the fish bones.

    Wood Folk at School


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  • “… or the lucivee with which Agia had torn my cheek, …”

    —Gene Wolfe, The Urth of the New Sun

    A (usually lethal) weapon, which can be held and hidden in one hand.

    October 1, 2008