king of (the) beasts

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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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king of beasts

the lion.
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During the 1990s, the massive muckshifter Ace of Spades was the undoubted king of the beasts in Britain's opencast mining jungle.
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The Lion: 'The lion is the king of the beasts and has been used in the Royal Arms of England since the Plantagenets.
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Last week's harrowing article by your Editor Bridget Rowe (Why This Barbarism Must Be Banned) brought to mind a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson: "Mankind is indeed king of the beasts, for his brutality surpasses all of them.