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123 examples of wildcat in sentences

On reaching the house, my sister inquired what had happened to Pepper, and I told her he had been fighting with a wildcat, of which I had heard there were several about.

I felt it would be better not to tell her how it had really happened; though, to be sure, I scarcely knew myself; but this I did know, that the thing I had seen run into the bushes was no wildcat.

I told her, that I had seen the wildcat that had wounded Pepper, and that I was trying to hunt it out of the bushes.

In the short discussion that followed, I was surprised to gather, from my sister's remarks, that she was still under the impression that his wound had been given by the wildcat, of my invention.

Farther on, a broad-shouldered wildcat showed himself, coming out of a grove, and crossing the river on a flood-jamb of logs, halting for a moment to look back.

The true Westerner avoids trouble, but cornered, he will fight like a wildcat.

Skins of the lynx, cunningly matched, had been sewn together to make her a rug, and the soft fur of the wildcat was the outer covering of her bed.

He measured him up and down, saw that he was a fighting wildcat in spite of his size, and decided to back out.

I come to the narrow place where the cliffs almost touch, and right off the wall above me drops a wildcat.

It's an idee you can lick your weight in wildcats.

The withdrawal of the British army before the German advance was compared to the pursuit of a wildcat by hounds, the English force backing stubbornly toward the River Oise, constantly showing its teeth, but realizing that it must reach the river or perish.

There might be an old wildcat prowling around these diggings, which would take a dislike to the shape of my face, so he'd attack us.

I doan't like dem owls a-whoopin' dar in de big timber: an' I sure reckons dar might be bars an' wildcats a-snoopin'

" "And that object in the camp is, I believe, a wildcat, worrying over our fine ham," remarked Frank, quietly raising the hammers of his shotgun.

He was thus enabled to catch sight of the startled wildcat bounding for the shelter of the trees, having deserted its meal in sudden fright.

There was no need of further attention, for the wildcat stiffened out under their eyes.

Frank declared that he wondered at the beast taking to smoked pork; he could not remember any similar circumstance in all his hunting, and concluded that possibly the wildcat must have been unusually hungry.

But I know I'll never find another to equal that wildcat scene.

Old Toby said nothing, but he cast many an anxious look around at the adjacent trees, as if he had an idea lingering under his woolly pate that in some way or other this new disaster might have a connection with the shooting of the wildcat.

Jerry thought it high time he made an ascension, after the manner of that which had marked the alarm of old Toby at the time the wildcat invaded the camp.

First had come the wildcat, and then the wild man.

Sorry to bring you bad news; but looks like you've been doing your share of game-getting in the short time you were here," nodding toward the bear that was hanging up, and the deerskin, as well as the pelt of the invading wildcat.

"And sure, I ought to be satisfied, with a deer, four wild dogs, and part of a wildcat, too, as my portion," exclaimed Jerry, also smiling again.

And how they did try it again will be told in another book, to be called: The Outdoor Chums on the Lake; or, Lively Adventures on Wildcat Island.

He can ride anything that's big enough to carry him; he can fight like a wildcat with his hands; and he can shoot like"his eye wandered toward a superlative"like Pete Reeve, almost," he concluded with a tone of awe.

Owl and hawk, fox and weasel and wildcat,all the prowlers of the day and night have long since discovered these good hunting-grounds and leave the prints of wing and claw over the records of the wood-mice; but still Tookhees returns, led by his love of the snow-fields, and thrives and multiplies spite of all his enemies.

Pekompf, pe-kompf', the wildcat.

"And it has an office with about a hundred other corporations of various kindsmost of them with names that sound like the zooYellow Wildcat, Jumping Leapfrog, and that sort of thing.

The large game found in this section of the reserve includes the elk, black-tailed deer, Arizona white-tailed deer, black and silver-tipped bears, mountain lions and wildcats, timber wolves and coyotes.

Wildcats are rather common and widely distributed, but are far more numerous on the Black and the Blue rivers.

The message was brief and abrupt, like a sea-captain's command:"Ship Trinidad wrecked off Wildcat's Beach,all hands lost,no insurance!

And if you don't think I'm a wildcat get me roused, man, get me roused.

Tossing away his young manhood, Giving the best of his youth To the holes that he bedrocked on wildcats, Where gold was scarcer than truth.

He had punched cows over those ranges for ten years, and his experience had made him a wildcat in a fight.

With that leverage one convulsive jerk threw Cartwright heavily back; he rolled on his side, with Sinclair following like a wildcat.

" "And you'll fight like a wildcat to the end of things.

The master of the launch pointed out places along the shores where wildcat stills were located.

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Hooking his horny fingers about my throat, he clung to me like any wildcat; but stumbling, shortly, over two who were rolling on the floor, we went down both with a crack, and with such violence that he, being undermost, was stunned by the fall.

The people had come in rapidlygiants from the Crab Orchard, mountaineers from through the Gap, and from Cracker's Neck and Thunderstruck Knob; Valley people from Little Stone-Gap, from the furnace site and Bum Hollow and Wildcat, and people from Lee, from Turkey Cove, and from the Pocketthe much-dreaded Pocketfar down in the river hills.


One morning, in May, McKinley, the teacher, was sitting alone at his desk, busily engaged in writing, when, hearing a slight noise at the door, he turned and beheld an enormous wildcat, with her fore feet upon the step, her tail curled over her back, her bristles erect, and her eyes glaring rapidly about the room, as if in search of a mouse.

He was heard to say, that of all the pupils that ever came to his school, the wildcat was the most intractable; that he would at any time rather fight two Indians than one wildcat.

He was heard to say, that of all the pupils that ever came to his school, the wildcat was the most intractable; that he would at any time rather fight two Indians than one wildcat.

She fought like a wildcat.

"Soquaatum, for this was the young warrior's name, stood the insults of Gray Wolf for some time, then, when he saw that some of the young hunters began to think he was afraid of Gray Wolf, he suddenly sprang at him and knocked him down, and then seizing him by his belt, he shook him as easily and thoroughly as a wildcat would a rabbit.

While the rabbit was speaking the wolverine winked at the wildcat, while the fox, although he tried to look solemn, could not keep his mouth from watering at the thought of the many rabbits he intended yet to eat.

I said you could thrash your weight in wildcats and he says, 'Well, he'll have to, yet!'

They had a sort of a wildcat individual in charge of the thing, and he got contracts for sinking shafts with all the turtlebacks out there, and then didn't pay for them.

He had as friends an ape, named Amo-Mongo, and a wildcat, whose name was Singalong.

" While the youngest of the clan lacked the strength and skill of his elders, he made up for it by a wildcat manner of fighting that taxed Joe severely.

Now, as any one who was ever struck there knows, a man's shin is as tender as a bear's nose; and the surprised tramp was soon dancing about in the air, hugging his bruised leg and yowling like a wildcat.

Ware came stalking up jauntily and confidently; but Jumbo, instead of skulking, was up, and at, and on him like a wildcat.

And last of all they got Piotto, fightin' like an old wildcat, into a corner with his daughter; and William Drew, he took Piotto into his arms and busted his back.

I had heard of another variety of wildcat, seen at rare intervals in the same districts.

He knew that smell, but he did not know the fainter scent of wildcat.

Just as soon be foreman over a wildcat as over a gent like Perris.

Some California wildcat stuff the governor got bit on?

Wildcat State Banks.%As soon as the reรซlection of Jackson made it certain that the charter of the Bank of the United States would not be renewed, the same thing happened in 1833 that had occurred in 1811.

Wildcat state banks.

LITTLE WILDCAT, a photoplay in five reels by Vitagraph Company of America.

Little wildcat.

The boys of Wildcat Ranch.

FRIEND, OSCAR J. The wolf of Wildcat Mountain.

Their weight in wildcats.

WELLS, LEE E. Murder rides the wildcat.

Wildcat cartridges.

The Cats of Wildcat Hill.

LITTLE WILDCAT, a photoplay in five reels by Vitagraph Company of America.

Little wildcat.

The boys of Wildcat Ranch.

FRIEND, OSCAR J. The wolf of Wildcat Mountain.

Northend wildcats.

DAVIS, DAVID B. Northend wildcats.

WELLS, LEE E. Murder rides the wildcat.

Wildcat cartridges.

The Cats of Wildcat Hill.

The tops of the bushes crowned with white bend their weight toward the ground, the panthers, the wolves, and the wildcats all lie snug in their dens.

"Here is the dollarnow go, all together," said the Doctor, putting his hands over his ears; "but if you make so much noise the birds in the river woods will mistake your kind intentions and think you are a family of wildcats.

The prime furs were mink, coon, muskrat, wildcat, and beaver.

"He's like a wildcat to-night," said the duke in an aside to the little Frenchman, referring to his lordship.

Wildcat Thompson, cowboy, sprang to his feet; lithe, active, eager.

The Chair will appoint as committee to get a move on, Mr. Stephen Thompson of Montana; the earnest Shakespearian student, Mr. Thompson-Stephen; Mr. Wildcat Thompson of New Mexico; and myself.

As well might a rabbit hope to escape the claws of a wildcat.

My husband had converted the Louisville goods into one panther, one deer, two bears, and a roll of "wildcat" money.

The hawk was perfectly trained, and as fierce as a mountain wildcat.

I had not only trained him; I had introduced him to the lists at eighteenhe being well grown, strong of limb, and active as a wildcat.

From a distance nothing is easier than to smile at this sort of thing, but he must have a cool head who can keep his pulse level when just such a wildcat townten houses, two churches, and a line of railsgets 'on the boom,' The reader at home says, 'Yes, but it's all a lie.'

He had turned for a glance at his new tail, but seeing the pack rush at him started up the hillside with a yelp of fear and the energy of a wildcat.

The kittens of a wildcat are wildcats, and there's no use counting on their being angoras.

The beach-comber's filthy hand slipped into his rags in a minute, and the next instant he was squatting back on his haunches in the corner of the hut, like a wildcat about to spring.

When he had regained his power of thought and speech, he fell into a state of savage fury, which could be equalled by nothing living, except, perhaps, by a trapped wildcat, and among his objurgations, as he strode up and down his cell, the most prominent referred to the new and incomprehensible trick which this prince of human devils had just played upon him.

"'To hell with 'em!' says he, as savage as a wildcat, and he jabbed the irons in and whirled his cayuse about on one toe, heading for the ranch.

out of this house!" shrieked Mr. Whedell, rising from his chair, and glaring like a wildcat at his son-in-law.

Many a day did these two living magazines of wrath spend together in the dismal swamps and on the meagre intersecting ridges, making war upon deer and bear and wildcat; or on the Mississippi after wild goose and pelican; when even a word misplaced would have made either the slayer of the other.

And so, like a sneaking wildcat, Puppy Reiss crept up and listened to the two women bewailing to each other how they had worked all the past week to clean up the house and scour the kitchen things, and complaining about all they had to do before Passover, so that not a crumb of leavened bread should stick to anything.

A check for twenty-five thousand dollars in Casey's pocket was like a wildcat clawing at his imagination and spitting at every moment's delay.

I said in the beginning that twenty-five thousand dollars was like a wildcat in Casey's pocket.

So I shall have to let you take it for granted that the Little Woman's presence and help was more unnerving than a wildcat on Casey's back.

He didn't know a danothin' at all about minin' ma'am, but every ol' soak of a prospector could git a meal off him by tellin' him about some wildcat bonanza or other.