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TIGER

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 353 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TIGER.—Size varies considerably, largest about Io ft. from nose to root of tail. Tigers are found throughout India, Turkestan, China, Mongolia and the East Indies. The coats of the Bengal kind are short and of a dark orange brown with black stripes, those from east or further India are similar in colour, but longer in the hair, while those from north of the Himalayas and the mountains of China are not only huge in size, but have a very long soft hair of delicate XI. I2orange brown with very white flanks, and marked generally with the blackest of stripes. The last are of a noble appearance and exceedingly scarce. They all make handsome floor rugs. Value of the Indian . . from £3 to £15. Chinese £ro to £65.
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