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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the tiger.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a tiger; like a tiger.
- adj. Resembling the tiger in color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a tiger in coloration: noting various striped or spotted animals, often translating the specific technical word tigrinus or tigrina. Also tigerine.
But the characters in this book, both human and tigrine, are more nuanced.
And now eyes and face and hair, and Madame le Claire -- all passed away; and Florian Amidon became as naught, and the tigrine lady and the faded professor played with the thing which had been he, as upon a machine.
The tigrine Le Claire advanced from a bay-window, bringing a slender man with stooped shoulders.
She was gowned once more in the yellow and black, and stood in tigrine splendor cap-a-pie.
Dim reminiscences of such a figure sitting in shadowy background, while a glorious tigrine woman ruled over some realm only half-cognized, vexed the crepuscular and terror-breeding reaches of his mind.
With tigrine claw thou mangiest my speech, thy cheeks are like
With tigrine claw thou mangiest my speech, thy cheeks are like December's pippin, and thy tongue most sour! '
Every government that fell for the tigrine wiles emerged from peace traps with a bloody nose.
So it was that, about the time when Elizabeth Waldron sat in the summer-house at Bellevale, with tears of disappointment in her pretty eyes, holding poor Florian's best-he-could-do but ineffective letter all crumpled up in her hand, the tigrine Le Claire rested her elbows upon a window-ledge in the attitude of gazing into the street (it was all attitude, for she saw nothing), and was disturbed by Aaron, who brought in Mr. Florian Amidon's penciled card.
1656-1891 OW 1891 OW noctilionine bat 1844 tigrine tiger 1656-1908