Definitions

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  • noun obsolete mandrill

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This is not substantiated by more recent analyses, which suggest that man-killing may be at least partly correlated with the availability of easy prey (humans) and the frequency of man-tiger interactions.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • I'd roar too if I was cut down in the prime of my life by a mangy man-tiger in search of poontang.

    SILVER SABLE #27 Marvel Comics, 1994

  • James Helstone, I can only say he was a man-tiger.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • He saw several forms moving between the houses, and he was glad that he had not killed them all, despite the fact that now he had left witnesses behind, yet more tales of the great man-tiger that had stalked the frontier of Honce-the-Bear for the last several years.

    Ascendance

  • He saw several forms moving between the houses, and he was glad that he had not killed them all, despite the fact that now he had left witnesses behind, yet more tales of the great man-tiger that had stalked the frontier of Honce-the-Bear for the last several years.

    Ascendance

  • Just then a voice from one of the other beds -- each bed, as Chamcha now knew, was protected by its own ring of screens -- wailed loudly: "Oh, if ever a body suffered!" and the man-tiger, or manticore, as it called itself, gave an exasperated growl.

    The Satanic Verses

  • The man-tiger had no answer to make but went back silently and alone to his own home.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas

  • The man-tiger went prowling round his father-in-law's house and at last his father-in-law plucked up courage and went out and threw the root which the wife had brought under the tiger's nose and he at once became a man again.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas

  • Etymology alone does not explain the fact that while Gaul has been the favourite haunt of the man-wolf, Scandinavia has been preferred by the man-bear, and Hindustan by the man-tiger.

    Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

  • We can only comprehend the combination of sanguinary lust with Ibrahim's vigorous conduct of civil and military affairs, on the hypothesis that this man-tiger, as Amari, to whom I owe these details, calls him, was possessed with a specific madness.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots

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  • In heraldry a satyr-like creature with the body of a heraldic tiger and face of an old man with horns.

    Sable, three man-tigers in pale, argent -- RADFORD, Cheynstone, Chawleigh, co. Devon.

    October 5, 2011

  • Kind of like DSK.

    October 7, 2011