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Tiger, Tiger, burning bright --
Oft have you seen a swan superbly frowning --
The ger-eagle has chosen his part --
Oxford English Dictionary
bestiary , n.
A beast-fighter in the Roman amphitheatre. (Latin 1. bestiarius.) Obsolete.
2. A treatise on beasts: applied to the moralizing treatises written during the Middle Ages.
1834 The Bestiarium in the Ashmolean library.] 104 i. 190
1871 The I. 7/1 Bestiaries..are natural histories of animals treated so that the peculiarities of animals shall convey a wholesome moral.
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