man-eater


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man-eater

1. An animal that has is or purportedly likely to eat humans. Most often applied to sharks and big cats such as lions. The great white shark is a confirmed man-eater, having already attacked two victims right near the beach.
2. A woman who has a reputation for having romantic relationships with many men. Jill dated so many men during college that her roommates began to call her a man-eater behind her back.
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Kristina writes: "I have been called a 'Siberian Siren', a 'man-eater', a 'vixen'.
Two tigers in India turned man-eaters in the recent past while a third killed a human but didn't eat it.
She was a big one, but skin and bones and blind in the right eye, a classic profile of a lion turned man-eater. She carried an 00 buckshot pellet behind that right eye, perhaps a year old, so it was believed from that point forward that she was the ringleader, but not the only guilty cat.
"An order has been issued either to tranquillise and cage the man-eater or, if it is not possible, to kill it," said P.P.
Actress Glenn Close says her role as a psychotic man-eater in Fatal Attraction has saved marriages.
Which South American fish may not deserve its reputation as a ferocious man-eater?
First the man-eater seduces Paddy and now it looks as if she's moving on to even younger meat with Andy.
'The Man-eater' is a tale Burroughs was so interested in that he re-told it time and time again in various forms.
But it looks like the Street's resident man-eater will finally go too far tonight as her venomous behaviour leads the sensitive cafe boss to try to end it all with a bottle of pills.
Many times we declared it done for, but Mother always managed to resurrect the man-eater before we could bury it.
The earliest Greek report of the creature is probably a greatly distorted description of the Caspian tiger, a hypothesis that accords well with the presumed source of the Greek word, an Old Iranian compound meaning "man-eater." Medieval writers used the manticore as a symbol of the devil.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 5 (ANI): The Shiv Sena on Monday came down heavily on government authorities for killing man-eater Tigress 'Avni' and called for the adoption of adequate measures to avoid human-animal conflicts.
Kemp plays Vince, who soon catches the eye of man-eater Dorien, in the third series of the comedy's revival.
God (Simon Callow) - operating under the name Godfrey - decides to manipulate fate and throw Vic into the path of serial man-eater Mary Macdallen (Myfanwy Waring).
According to a report, Angelina is a "voracious man-eater".