Lion, The

Lion, The,

English name for LeoLeo
[Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
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, a constellationconstellation,
in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
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References in classic literature ?
At the sight of the body within the cage with the lion, the women and children of the village set up a most frightful lamentation, working themselves into a joyous hysteria which far transcended the happy misery derived by their more civilized prototypes who make a business of dividing their time between the movies and the neighborhood funerals of friends and strangers--especially strangers.
Along with the baby lion, the Exotic Animal Zoo at Moorpark College is home to more than 150 other wild animals, representing 115 different species, including: two hyenas; a 4-year-old, 250-pound Bengal tiger named Taj; a red-ruffed lemur from Madagascar named Luna; and a raven named Ebony.
In a close encounter with a mountain lion, the best thing to do is to make yourself appear as large and intimidating as possible: raise both arms, stand on your toes and make noise, experts say.