lair

Part of speech: noun

The couch or den of a wild animal.

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Usage examples "lair":

  1. " One had black hair; the other's hair was the color of Dyta, the sun, as he seeks his lair for the night. - "The Return of Tharn", Howard Carleton Browne.
  2. There was every sign of his being treated as the dangerous dog that Blanche, indeed, had heard he was; the outer bars were further protected by wire netting, which stretched like a canopy over the whole cage; but Blanche let herself in with as little hesitation as she proceeded to beard the poor brute in his inner lair. - "The Thousandth Woman", Ernest W. Hornung.
  3. Meanwhile, Maximus awoke, and sought to raise himself from his lair at the foot of the rock. - "Ungava", R.M. Ballantyne.