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lair

the resting place of a wild animal
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The Bandar-log have taken him beyond the river to the monkey city--to the Cold Lairs. They may stay there for a night, or ten nights, or an hour.
"But I am proud of him, and now we must go to the Cold Lairs."
Presently there emerged from the cavernous depths of the lair a monstrous creature, scarred from a hundred battles, almost hairless and with an empty socket where one eye had been.
In the rock-wall was a horizontal fissure--evidently the lair where their mother had left them, and where they should have remained had they been obedient.
And so we have this day to hunt out all his lairs and sterilize them.
The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge, and where he has made him his home, Not even the Head Wolf may enter, not even the Council may come.
He ranged far and wide, and slept but little in the lair that had now become cheerless and miserable.
Then, within the eighth cave, we came upon a lair of apts.
Others told of seeing Tarzan ride upon the back of Tantor, the elephant; of his bringing the black boy, Tibo, to the tribe, and of mysterious things with which he communed in the strange lair by the sea.
The lair of such a monster would not have been disturbed for hundreds--or thousands--of years.
He had seen many of his kind go to their deaths before the loud noise made by the little black stick in the hands of the strange white ape who lived in that wonderful lair, and Kerchak had made up his brute mind to own that death-dealing contrivance, and to explore the interior of the mysterious den.
Like some huge many-limbed animal, the regiment began to prepare its lair and its food.