from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name some-times applied to the ocelot, Felis pardus.
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Together we made two sled-drags of the thickest, heaviest hemlock boughs, and loading the game -- the panther-cat and fox on one sled, and the moose on the other -- pulled them to the Indian camp.
I looked where it pointed, and saw a tremendous panther-cat springing up the mountain-side -- it had probably crawled out from some other opening of the cave.