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2017 Word of the Year

Little Lion

noun, Astronomy.
1.
the constellation Leo Minor.
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  • "They don't," said the Little Lion, making a merry little skip.

    The Good Wolf Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • And he picked up a Little Lion in one hand and a little tiger in another.

    The Good Wolf Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Lilly sat by Josephine in the front of the box: he was her Little Lion of the evening.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • I was a Little Lion in society, and the town talk of the day.

    Records of a Girlhood Frances Ann Kemble
  • Tell me, you have a Little Lion that follows you like a dog when you are in your camp, have you not?

    In The Palace Of The King F. Marion Crawford
  • So Mr. Quicksilver really regretted the absence of the Little Lion—his little friend and client, Mr. Titmouse.

  • The little girl said, "Little Lion was my brudder; great big lioness my mudder; neber heard of any udder."

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Perro Chico, little dog, name given to a five-centimo piece because of the Little Lion upon it.

    Our Little Spanish Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • Henry, whose attitude in court was that of a pontiff, “defended himself in the street like a Little Lion,” says Barrucand.

    Paris and the Social Revolution Alvan Francis Sanborn
  • "But I am very hungry," returned the Little Lion boy, who was growing bigger and stronger every day.

    Nero, the Circus Lion Richard Barnum

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