from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large wolflike mammal (Canis dirus) that inhabited North America during the Pleistocene Epoch.

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  • n. An extinct canine (Canis dirus) from the Pleistocene era


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  • Her carving belt jangled, her axes and mallets hung in hand, and her dire wolf jogged beside her.

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  • The dire wolf stood enveloped in blue-white energy.

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  • The black dire wolf raised his head from the warm blanket and blinked at the workshop door-way.

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  • Rytlock rolled away just as a black dire wolf materialized out of the darkness, bounding onto the ice sheet where the charr had lain.

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  • The dire wolf eyed him and began to circle, looking for a chance at the charr’s throat.

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  • In the hush, the asura, the norn, and the dire wolf watched breathlessly as a great white puffball drifted up over the edge of the pyramid.

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