from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who forms, owns, or exhibits a menagerie, or collection of wild animals.
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This is the grave of George Wombwell, a famous menagerist.
I have heard Mr Cross say, that the king placed his hands on the arm of one of the ladies of the Court, at which Jerry began to show such unmistakable signs of ferocity, that the mild, kind menagerist was glad to get Jerry removed, or at least the king and his courtiers to withdraw.
How angry the mild menagerist used to be at the ladies in the monkey-room with their parasols!
Niffenegger - who was propelled to literary stardom by her best-selling novel "Time Traveler's Wife" - is telling a group of tourists about one of the most colorful characters to end up in the Victorian burial ground, the menagerist George Wombwell, who died in 1850 and now lies in a tomb underneath a giant stone lion.