The tiger (Felis tigris) is an animal only rivalled by the lion in size, strength and ferocity among the cat-like beasts of prey.
Many natives, even if armed, refuse, however, to molest an adult male gorilla, on account of its ferocity when wounded.
From the difficult nature of its habitat, and from the ferocity with which it charges an enemy, the pursuit of the bison is no less dangerous and no less exciting than that of the tiger or the elephant.
William could be pitiless when provoked; to punish the men of the North for persistent rebellion and the destruction of his garrison at York, he harried the whple countryside from the Aire to the Tees with such remorseless ferocity that it did not recover its ancient prosperity for centuries.
The rival forces met at Sievershausen on the 9th of July 1553, and after a combat of unusual ferocity Albert was put to flight.