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  • One of the monstrous leonine predators they called stobor approached the barricade in broad daylight, looked at it, lashed his tail, then clawed his way up the bluff and headed downstream again.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • The hellish concert continued with the "stobor" closest to him sounding almost in his pocket.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • The creatures with the ungodly voices which he had dubbed "stobor" no longer fretted him; he had seen one, had disturbed it by accident in daylight and it had given voice.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • There aren't any 'stobor' on Terra so naturally we must be somewhere else.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • It was generally agreed that the leonine monster was the "stobor" they had been warned against, although a minority favored a smaller carnivore which was faster, trickier, and more likely to attack a man.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • Old Yo had not lasted long -- jumped by a "stobor" maybe -- and his smart dog had not saved him.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • "Rod, every planet has its 'stobor' ... all different.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • But Heinlein very rarely named individual aliens; most of the time he merely had names for the species, which were just as simple (the ‘Bugs’ of Starship Troopers or the ‘stobor’ of Tunnel in the Sky).

    The Heinlein Voice « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • That stobor -- he decided that he might as well call it that -- that stobor might be moving toward him now, sizing him up with night eyes, deciding whether to drag him home, or eat him where it killed him.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • After a long time he fell into restless sleep, sleep that was no improvement, for he dreamed that he had a ring of sobbing, ululating stobor around him, staring at him, waiting for him to move.

    Tunnel In The Sky

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