Either of two carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, especially the gray wolf of northern regions, that typically live and hunt in hierarchical packs and prey on livestock and game animals. - The fur of such an animal. - Any of various similar or related mammals, such as the hyena
any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824) Austrian composer (1860-1903) eat hastily; "The teenager wolfed down the pizza
Duke of Gascony One of Charlemagne's knights, and the most treacherous of all, except Ganelon He sold his guest and his family He wore browned steel armour, damasked with silver; but his favourite weapon was the gallows He was never in a rage, but cruel in cold blood It was Wolf, Duke of Gascony, who was the originator of the plan of tying wetted ropes round the temples of his prisoners, to make their eye-balls start from their sockets It was he who had them sewed up in freshly-stripped bulls' hides and exposed to the sun till the hides in shrinking broke their bones - Croquemitaine, iii Wolf Men Giraldus Cambrensis tells us (Opera, vol v p 119) that Irishmen can be changed into wolves Nennius asserts that the descendants of wolves are still in Ossory, and they retransform themselves into wolves when they bite (Wonders of Eri, xiv ) These Ossory men-wolves are of the race of Laighne Fxlaidh
Heb zeeb, frequently referred to in Scripture as an emblem of treachery and cruelty Jacob's prophecy, "Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf" (Gen 49: 27), represents the warlike character of that tribe (see Judg 19-21) Isaiah represents the peace of Messiah's kingdom by the words, "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb" (Isa 11: 6) The habits of the wolf are described in Jer 5: 6; Hab 1: 8; Zeph 3: 3; Ezek 22: 27; Matt 7: 15; 10: 16; Acts 20: 29 Wolves are still sometimes found in Palestine, and are the dread of shepherds, as of old
One of the wild emblems of the North Country Relatively common but rarely seen More often heard howling in the night From the Old English wulf, a word with ancient origins in the Indo-European Canis lupus in the Latin; maingan in the Ojibwe
If someone wolfs their food, they eat it all very quickly and greedily. I was back in the changing-room wolfing tea and sandwiches. Wolf down means the same as wolf. He wolfed down the rest of the biscuit and cheese She bought a hot dog from a stand on a street corner and wolfed it down
If someone cries wolf, they say that there is a problem when there is not, with the result that people do not believe them when there really is a problem. Austrian composer known for his musical settings of the poetry of Goethe and Italian and Spanish writers and for the opera Der Corregidor (1895). wolf down to eat something very quickly, swallowing it in big pieces = gobble. Any of three extant species of canine. The gray, or timber, wolf (Canis lupus) is the ancestor of all domestic dogs. It once had the largest distribution of any mammal except human beings, but it is now found primarily in Canada, Alaska, the Balkans, and Russia. Wolves are intelligent and social. Their primary prey are deer, moose, and caribou, though they feed on many smaller animals as well. Because wolves have killed livestock, they have been persecuted by farmers and ranchers. A male gray wolf may be 7 ft (2 m) long and weigh up to 175 lb (80 kg); it is the largest living wild canid. Gray wolves live in hierarchical packs whose territories cover at least 38 sq mi (100 sq km) and hunt mostly at night. The much smaller red wolf (C. rufus), once widespread in the south-central U.S., has been bred in captivity and reintroduced. The Abyssinian wolf (C. simensis) of Ethiopia was formerly considered a jackal. See also dire wolf. dire wolf Sacks Oliver Wolf Tasmanian wolf wolf spider Wolf Christa Wolf Hugo Filipp Jakob
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