Synonyms for cheetah

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The42 force with which the cheetah strikes his victim is marvellous.

I think that I mentioned to you that the doctor kept a cheetah and a baboon.

There was a cheetah, too; perhaps we might find it upon our shoulders at any moment.

It infests the small intestines, and is found alike in the fox, wolf, and cheetah.

This is the Felis uncia, allied to the panther and the cheetah.

"You're getting ripe for London, Cheetah," said Amanda softly.

"Look here, Cheetah, don't you give way to your early morning habit of calling your own true love a fool," she said.

Thus the elephant, the cheetah and the falcon in the East came under royal protection.

I had secured a wonderful eland and a very fine impalla, and we had had a gorgeous close-quarters fight with a cheetah.

Out of the sheltering shadow he leapt, as the cheetah leaps on its prey: the long knife gripped securely in his teeth.

WORD ORIGIN

1704, from Hindi chita "leopard," from Sanskrit chitraka "hunting leopard, tiger," literally "speckled," from chitra-s "distinctively marked, variegated, many-colored, bright, clear" (from PIE *kit-ro-, from root *(s)kai- (1) "bright, shining;" see shine (v.)) + kayah "body," from PIE *kwei- "to build, make" (see poet).

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