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king of (the) beasts

The lion, especially in cultural or artistic depictions. Engraved in striking marble, the king of beasts stands sentinel over this ancient arena. The king of the beasts is the symbol for the zodiac sign Leo.
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Forty years later, Maguire, who penned Wicked and its sequel Son of a Witch, now realizes that what turned him off from the King of Beasts was everything he didn't know about how the Lion became who he was.
Well, at least I thought it had begun to flow, right up until I looked out the tiny shooting window we'd created in the blind and saw the King of Beasts walking directly at me.
Also the lion, which is often called the king of beasts, is a common charge in heraldry, traditionally showing bravery, valor and strength.
Even as the bull offered the lion hay, the king of beasts seemed stiff and uneasy.
A Congolese war crimes suspect known as the King of Beasts denied accusations today that he was a feared member of an execution squad who earned his nickname by habitually raping and torturing prisoners.
Leonello's bouffant hairstyle has already been equated to a lion's mane, which would signify both a play on his name (little lion) and appropriation of the power of the king of beasts.
Africa's greatest predator is the lion, so it is only appropriate that a hunting rifle dedicated to the king of beasts should reflect its attributes - strong, graceful and proud.
Burke neatly underlines the symmetries that underlie the system of correspondences: social arrangements are natural, so that the king is like the sun, but natural arrangements are patterned on social ones, so that the lion is the king of beasts.
all fought in the name of an allegorical Christ-figure, Asian the lion, King of beasts and humans, turns out to be precisely a reinscription of - among other things - a Christian family tree, one in which non-Christians are at best poor relations, and thus not so alternative after all.
Boy, the king of beasts who starred in Born Free - the famous film of Joy and George Adamson's life with the lions in the Kenyan bush - features on a Born Free Foundation credit card.
Thus have we inherited images of the lion as king of beasts, the snake as symbol of sexual power and evil, and so forth.
Lion(TM)," the second installment in Sanctuary Woods' highly acclaimed "Predator Series," takes players into the world and mind of the King of Beasts.
While on this journey, they encounter all of Africa's Big Five--elephants, rhinos, Cape buffaloes, leopards and lions--only to discover that the most dangerous predator in the African bush is not the king of beasts, but man himself.
This year sees the King of Beasts take centre stage in the Chinese calendar and to celebrate its arrival, the streets in and around Chinatown will be brought to life from 11am to 5pm on Sunday.