In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She ran her tongue over her front teeth, like a tigress about to eat dinner.
- They depicted animals: a dog with puppies, a cat with kittens, a young elephant with his mother and a tigress carrying her cub in her mouth.
- Like a tigress with her cub, she would turn on you, eyes blazing, danger radiating from every incensed pore.
- Among the objects is the gold handle of a pouring vessel in the shape of a leaping tigress, heavy teats swelling down from the arc of her body.
- But in this short time, a male can contribute more offspring to the population than the female by commanding the territories of several breeding tigresses.
- So protective were the tigress and the zoo staff about the young ones that they are yet to be photographed.
- At night, a tigress silently stalks her prey - perhaps a deer - through dense cover until close enough for the final rush.
- I was snarling and growling like a tigress defending her territory.
- I think it is evident that like other tigresses her teeth were both strong and sharp.
- The pregnant tigress had been kept in an isolation cage for some time now.
- Early in his quest to save India's wild tigers, he had heard about a site in the Himalayas of Nepal where Buddha is said to have given his life to feed a starving tigress and her cubs.
- She crouched on a wide branch and peered down like a wild tigress.
- It was on the back of a tiger, in fact on the back of a pregnant tigress, that the great teacher of Buddhism first arrived in Bhutan in the 8th century.
- Here all manner of wild and exotic creatures, tigresses, giraffes, and wild birds among them, were sent out for slaughter in combats and artificial hunts.
- The inventory concludes with a list of animals and half-human creatures, noting tigresses, vultures, and giraffes together with mythical unicorns, pans, and centaurs.
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