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  • noun Plural form of hyena.


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  • Microsoft will follow – Bill Gates cannot live forever and the hyenas are at the gate.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: July 14, 2006

  • Their bodies and numerous other animals, such as hyenas and antelopes, were then washed into pits in the caves and entombed in mud during a drought-ending storm.

    Fossils offer 'window' into human evolution

  • The history of the investigation of the ancient gravel beds of the Somme is briefly this: More than one instance had been noted of the finding of flint implements, apparently the work of men, in association with bones of various animals, such as hyenas, mammoths, musk-sheep, and others, which, as we have just seen, lived in Europe during the Glacial Age.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • Beware certain "hyenas" within the factoring industry, predators who use their powerful jaws to rip hunks out of your financial security.

    Structured Settlements 4Real: What's Real News in the Structured Settlements, Settlement Planning, Consulting and Lawsuit Recovery Space?

  • They are joined by thousands of zebras, elephants, and giraffes, as well as predators such as hyenas and lions, as they make a seasonal move that coincides with the changing of the wet and dry seasons, and the shift in location of food and water sources.


  • All of the dark side of the man who once urged "atomic extermination" for American "hyenas" is missing from the two current films about his life.

    Daily Campello Art News

  • She walks to a restaurant called Le Steak de Paris (Long-Winded Lady spends a lot of time in small restaurants), where she orders sardines and bread, and vows not to think about the "hyenas" in the bookshop:

    Anecdotal Evidence

  • They call themselves cougars, but I think they are more like coyotes and hyenas, all Botoxed and fixated on men, hungrily eyeing them like candy bars or donuts all the time.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Trying to drug us all is the goal of the hyenas who control things these days.

    Roseanne Archy

  • The paintings are filled-out with often dreamlike imagery: hyenas, sprites, alighting birds, and are finally intermingled with an array of extremely intricate and gestural abstract shapes, strokes, patterns and marks.

    Bill Bush: Made in L.A.: This Artweek.LA (October 10-16, 2011)


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