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  • Conan had carried two silver coins, the last of his profit from the pelt of a dire-wolf he had slain.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • "A blade that has slain a dire-wolf will certainly serve to dispatch some mangy cur should it trouble us."

    Conan the Indomitable

  • Still conscious and still strong, he struck me as that animal strikes a dire-wolf.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Heard by night, in a fastness of the mountains, they would have been more terrible than the howling of a dire-wolf, I think.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Such a wail I set up then, in my need and desire, as would have scared away a dire-wolf. "

    Asimov's Science Fiction

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