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bagheera

[bag-eer-uh] /bægˈɪər ə/
noun
1.
a crush-resistant velvet made of uncut pile and used in the manufacture of evening wear and wraps.
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  • bagheera stretched himself at full length and half shut his eyes.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • bagheera lay close to Mowgli, and the fire pot was between Mowgli's knees.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • "Now the business is in thy hands," said bagheera to Mowgli.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • Meantime, Baloo and bagheera were furious with rage and grief.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • bagheera, who did not know much about Kaa, was naturally suspicious.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • Kaa said nothing, but, strive as bagheera might, the huge Rock-python held level with him.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • For the first time since he was born, bagheera was fighting for his life.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • "Baloo must be at hand; bagheera would not have come alone," Mowgli thought.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • bagheera heard, and the cry that told him Mowgli was safe gave him new courage.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • His fur was much thicker than bagheera's, but he had suffered sorely in the fight.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

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