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Re: Animals

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Subject: Re: Animals
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 09:58:05 -0700
In American colloquial usage, a bearcat is an ornery sort of shaggy wild
cat, which does not necessarily correspond to an existing species -- it's
more of a catch-all term for a creature better left alone.

Insofar as this contest is concerned, I would consider it an "animal", as I
would the mythical Phoenix. The point, I take it, is to determine when
automobile manufacturers began to market products by creating romantic
associations, rather than just by citing technical specifications. However,
I am actually wondering what the source is for the Daimler Phoenix -- I had
never heard that name before, while the story of the first Mercedes is well


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 6/3/03 9:42 AM, Dean T. Lake at wrote:

> That's the name for a car!  The "Binturong"!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Root" <>
> To: "Dean T. Lake" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 12:39 PM
> Subject: Re: Animals
>> A web search did no good. But came up with this:
>> bearcat
>> n : arboreal civet of Asia having a long prehensile tail and shaggy
>> black hair [syn: binturong, Arctictis bintourong]

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