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  • Drugmonkey said ... i'm with becca, confidence is nice but means jackall without the freakishly large paddle-like hands and ape arms ...

    If Scientists were like Swimmers...

  • The unhappy woman never saw the rising of another sun, and in the white sands, beneath the waving palms, where the hyena prowled and the wild jackall barked hoarsely through the night, lies the mortal remains of this ambitious woman, who thus fell a victim to the jealous and revengeful passions of those by whom she had been surrounded by her unscrupulous husband.

    Vellenaux A Novel

  • All was hushed in silence; the busy hum in the village had ceased and no sound broke on the silent night, except the occasional bark of the Parrier dog, or the cry of the lurking jackall and the measured tread of the native sentinel, as he paced to and fro in front of the door of the tent.

    Vellenaux A Novel

  • Getting tired at length of his crusade against the butterflies, he expressed a wish to try his skill upon some larger game, but as nothing in the shape of a jackall or tiger-cat was obliging enough to make its appearance, he put aside his weapons with a sigh, and lying down near Max, was soon asleep.

    The Island Home

  • Some who had been in India before, declared it was the jackall; we therefore, concluded the lion could not be far off.

    Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora Despatched to Arrest the Mutineers of the 'Bounty' in the South Seas, 1790-1791

  • Darwin says that "two species of wolves, which had been reared by dogs, learned to bark, as does sometimes the jackall," and it is well known that certain dogs, when reared by cats, imitate their habits, even to the licking of their feet and the washing of their faces.

    The Human Side of Animals

  • They had deferred to the great English house on every possible occasion; and in their bargains and transactions acted, without repining, the part of the jackall, who only claims what the lion is pleased to leave him.

    Rob Roy

  • They are extremely superstitious, always consulting omens, such as the direction in which a hare or jackall crosses the road; and even far more trivial circumstances will determine the fate of a dozen of people, and perhaps of an immense treasure.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • Ruby smiled as he replied, "Not _quite_ yet, my persevering young jackall."

    The Lighthouse

  • During the afternoon, we observed a sort of small jackall, of the kind called Koyott, hovering about the line of march.

    California Four Months among the Gold-Finders, being the Diary of an Expedition from San Francisco to the Gold Districts

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