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sea lion

(Encyclopedia)sea lion, fin-footed marine mammal of the eared seal family (Otariidae). Like the other member of this family, the fur seal, the sea lion is distinguished from the true seal by its external ears, long...

lion

(Encyclopedia)lion, large carnivore of the cat family, Panthera leo, found in open country in Africa, with a few surviving in India. Lions have short-haired coats of tawny brown, with the tail ending in a dark tuft...

Lion, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia)Lion, Gulf of, Fr. Golfe du Lion gôlf dü lyôNˈ [key], arm of the Mediterranean Sea, S France, extending from the French-Spanish border to Toulon. Its coastline includes many lagoons and the Rhône...

Nemean lion

(Encyclopedia)Nemean lion nĭmēˈən [key], in Greek mythology, an enormous lion, said to be the offspring of Echidna and Typhon. It was invulnerable to all weapons until Hercules, in his first labor, strangled it...

Lion, The

(Encyclopedia)Lion, The, English name for Leo, a constellation. ...

Gardiner, Lion

(Encyclopedia)Gardiner, Lion, 1599–1663, English colonist in America. Under contract with patentees of Connecticut, Gardiner designed and erected (1635–36) the blockhouse at Saybrook, which he defended in the P...

Feuchtwanger, Lion

(Encyclopedia)Feuchtwanger, Lion lēˈōn foikhtˈväng-ər [key], 1884–1958, German novelist. A pacifist, socialist, and friend of both Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, he fled Germany for France in 1933; he was ...

sea

(Encyclopedia)sea, term used as synonymous with ocean, or a subdivision of an ocean (Caribbean Sea, Yellow Sea), or erroneously designating a large salt lake (Caspian Sea, Dead Sea, Aral Sea). ...

Cœur de Lion

(Encyclopedia)Cœur de Lion: see Richard I, king of England. ...

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