from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A werewolf.
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- n. A werewolf
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A werewolf; a lycanthrope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A were-wolf; a lycanthrope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
“Like me, like your grandmother before me, and her mother before her, you are what we call loup-garou.”
Here the adept naturally becomes a gorilla or a leopard, as he would be a lion in South Africa, a hyena in Abyssinia and the Somali country, and a loup-garou in Brittany.
Northward along Nelson River went the concourse of the Nakonkirhirinons, turning westward into the chain of little lakes above Winnipeg of which Dupre had spoken, sweeping forward over portage and dalle, and after them came the lone canoe, leaping the leagues like a loup-garou, for it never rested.
Among some of the races of India, among the Khonds of the mountains of Orissa, a superstition obtains like that of the loup-garou of France.
A werwolf, or loup-garou, is a legendary man who, it was formerly believed, could at will take on the form and nature of a wolf.
"You keel loup-garou with knife?" he asked, as if seeking corroboration for an unbelievable story.
D'ablish, th 'loup-garou, the Frinchies call her; an' the white divil, the Injuns -- an 'good rayson, f'r to me own knowledge she's kilt foive folks, big an' shmall, an 'some Injuns besides.
"Only the robe means much more, for, among men but one man could have slain the loup-garou, and in all the North there is none like it--the robe of Diablesse! and it shall bring us luck--and--and happiness?" she added, the rich voice melting to softness.
The habitants, of course, had all their superstitions confirmed, and with a certain respect and refinement of horror added: Here was a loup-garou so crafty as to spare, on occasion!
"I reckon we'll show the varmint now as how he ain't no loup-garou!" he remarked, lightly swinging his axe.