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  • I've got photochromic lenses already, but I'm pretty sure that's not what you meant by shades ... although top hat + wolfshead cane + mirrored lenses does sound pretty badass

    Torture, a present of Goth Girls, wings and corsets and a weekend challenge to YOU

  • He would be a wolfshead, disowned and disregarded.

    The Hawk Eternal

  • Line your battlements and watch while Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus teaches this renegade wolfshead who calls himself a Roman what being a true Roman is!

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Political differences were forgotten, mere factions dissolved; ultra-conservatives lined up shoulder to shoulder with the most progressive Marians, all with their faces set obdurately against the wolfshead in the Forum Romanum.

    The First Man in Rome

  • What if anything caused that wolfshead Saturninus to act the way he does is immaterial.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Bestia doesn’t matter, everyone knows him for a wolfshead.

    The Grass Crown

  • "Gaius Marius," said Marcus Aemilius Scaurus in the House when the lex Manila had been passed, empowering the consuls of the day to call for volunteers among the capite censi, "is a ravening, slavering wolfshead, running amok!

    The First Man in Rome

  • "So you’re going to yield the center of the stage to a posturing wolfshead like Saturninus?

    The First Man in Rome

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  • (noun) - (1) An outlaw, meaning a person who might be killed with impugnity, like a wolf. --Thomas Tayler's Law Glossary, 1856 (2) In Old English Law, a cry for the pursuit of an outlaw as one to be hunted down like a wolf; an outlaw. Originally found in the phrase "to cry wolf's head." --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1928

    April 22, 2018

  • I watched that version. I remember thinking Herne the hunter was just awesome, but I couldn't understand why a hunter would dress up as a deer.

    Robin Hood stories (in heaven knows what edition) are one of the earliest things I remember being read before bed as a kid.

    January 6, 2011

  • Ah--there it is, with a hyphen: wolf's-head.

    January 6, 2011

  • So I think there was a BBC version of Robin Hood in the 1980's where Herne the Hunter was Robin's mentor... and Robin got called wolfshead every so often. I always assumed it meant something like rascal or scoundrel.

    January 6, 2011