Stripes

A tiger. In India a tiger is called Master Stripes.

“Catch old Stripes come near my bullock, if he though a `shooting-iron' was anywhere about Even if there were another Stripes, he would not show himself that night.” —Cornhill Magazine (My Tiger Watch). July, 1883.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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