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Alastair Sim had jowls like melting candle wax, a snarl like a cornered cat and eyes cold with contempt.
With its eastern borders under siege from Russia, Ukrainians feel cornered and insecure.
A whimpering, half-growl and curdled scream, a cornered-animal cry of a sound.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up|Tim Teeman|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Putin is cornered, according to Saakashvili, which is why he is lashing out.U.S. Military Chief Compares Putin’s Ukraine Move to Stalin’s Invasion of Poland|Josh Rogin|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Catty, petty, and self-serving,” is how one of those way-right-of-center folk described Geithner to me.Ex-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Relives College Glory Days|Olivia Nuzzi|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rat this pawn of the Eye may have been, but even a cornered rat will fight with the courage of a lion.
In fact, they were the real commanders, although the fire inspector had yellow and crimson feathers in his three-cornered hat.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
Such a bear, they had heard, always preferred to run away, and was not much to be dreaded unless cornered or wounded.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
Still no answer, while the scoundrel gazed about like a cornered cat, looking for chance to escape.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
At first he brazened it out, and finally, when he was cornered, he turned state's evidence to save what he could of his own skin.In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells