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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lion-hunter (A).
 
One who hunts up a celebrity to adorn or give prestige to a party. Mrs. Leo Hunter, in Pickwick, is a good satire on the name and character of a lion-hunter.   1
 


 LionLion-killer (The). 

 
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