Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ordinary large gray or brindled wolf of western parts of North America, Canis lupus occidentalis.

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Examples

  • Ongist, the second youngest, a clever lad with the morals of a timber-wolf.

    The Hawk Eternal

  • They actually looked yellow, timber-wolf yellow, and just as raw.

    Surrender A Dream

  • First Bardylis, the cunning King of Illyria; eighty years old, maybe more, but with a mind as sharp as a timber-wolf.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • 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.

    A Mating in the Wilds

  • That very morning a gaunt, gray timber-wolf had peered forth at almost the same point; and despite

    Hidden Gold

  • "That's a big gray wolf -- a timber-wolf, or lofer, as he's sometimes called," replied Dale.

    The Man of the Forest

  • 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.

    The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

  • 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.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • 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.

    VIII. Primeval Man; and the Horse, the Lion, and the Elephant

  • He was mighty and very tall, and his muscles were as those of Leloo, the timber-wolf, when he is

    Legends of Vancouver

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