Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ordinary large gray or brindled wolf of western parts of North America, Canis lupus occidentalis. Though by no means confined to wooded regions, this wolf is so named in antithesis to prairie-wolf (the coyote).
“Ongist, the second youngest, a clever lad with the morals of a timber-wolf.”
“They actually looked yellow, timber-wolf yellow, and just as raw.”
“First Bardylis, the cunning King of Illyria; eighty years old, maybe more, but with a mind as sharp as a timber-wolf.”
“Small wood-mice swarmed, fleeing from the terror they could not see; and a great timber-wolf followed by a couple of cubs fled by without more than a sidelong look.”
“That very morning a gaunt, gray timber-wolf had peered forth at almost the same point; and despite”
“That's a big gray wolf -- a timber-wolf, or lofer, as he's sometimes called," replied Dale.”
“During all that weary journey his old rifle had not banged once, although few eyes save those of timber-wolf and lynx were sharper in the hunt than Sacobie's.”
“Later in the evening he would howl like a timber-wolf and throw glasses, and toward morning he always fought it out on the floor with some enemy.”
“Compared to agile destroyers like the cougar and the timber-wolf, the sabretooth and the big-headed, small-legged giant wolf were strong, heavy, rather clumsy creatures.”
“He was mighty and very tall, and his muscles were as those of Leloo, the timber-wolf, when he is”
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