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[Wolf]

Austrian composer (1860 1903)

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Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.

Noun
any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs

Noun
a cruelly rapacious person

Noun
a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women

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German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824)

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Austrian composer (1860-1903)

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Verb
eat hastily; "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"


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Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.

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One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf.

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Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door.

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A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.

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An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus.

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The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament.

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In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective vibration in certain notes of the scale.

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A willying machine.


Wolf

Wolf , n.; pl. Wolves . [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. &umac;lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv, Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk', L. lupus, Gr. ly`kos, Skr. v&rsdot;ka; also to Gr. "e`lkein to draw, drag, tear in pieces. &root;286. Cf. Lupine, a., Lyceum.] 1. (Zo'94l.) Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man. 2. (Zo'94l.) One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larv'91 of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf. 3. Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door. 4. A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries. 5. An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus. [Obs.]
If God should send a cancer upon thy face, or a wolf into thy side.
6. (Mus.) (a) The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament. (b) In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective vibration in certain notes of the scale. 7. (Textile Manuf.) A willying machine. Knight. Black wolf. (Zo'94l.) (a) A black variety of the European wolf which is common in the Pyrenees. (b) A black variety of the American gray wolf. -- Golden wolf (Zo'94l.), the Thibetan wolf (Canis laniger); -- called also chanco. -- Indian wolf (Zo'94l.), an Asiatic wolf (Canis pallipes) which somewhat resembles a jackal. Called also landgak. -- Prairie wolf (Zo'94l.), the coyote. -- Sea wolf. (Zo'94l.) See in the Vocabulary. -- Strand wolf (Zo'94l.) the striped hyena. -- Tasmanian wolf (Zo'94l.), the zebra wolf. -- Tiger wolf (Zo'94l.), the spotted hyena. -- To keep the wolf from the door, to keep away poverty; to prevent starvation. See Wolf, 3, above. Tennyson. -- Wolf dog. (Zo'94l.) (a) The mastiff, or shepherd dog, of the Pyrenees, supposed by some authors to be one of the ancestors of the St. Bernard dog. (b) The Irish greyhound, supposed to have been used formerly by the Danes for chasing wolves. (c) A dog bred between a dog and a wolf, as the Eskimo dog. -- Wolf eel (Zo'94l.), a wolf fish. -- Wolf fish (Zo'94l.), any one of several species of large, voracious marine fishes of the genus Anarrhichas, especially the common species (A. lupus) of Europe and North America. These fishes have large teeth and powerful jaws. Called also catfish, sea cat, sea wolf, stone biter, and swinefish. -- Wolf net, a kind of net used in fishing, which takes great numbers of fish. -- Wolf's peach (Bot.), the tomato, or love apple (Lycopersicum esculentum). -- Wolf spider (Zo'94l.), any one of numerous species of running ground spiders belonging to the genus Lycosa, or family Lycosid'91. These spiders run about rapidly in search of their prey. Most of them are plain brown or blackish in color. See Illust. in App. -- Zebra wolf (Zo'94l.), a savage carnivorous marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) native of Tasmania; -- called also Tasmanian wolf.

Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.

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Usage Examples

I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.

Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.

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Other Usage Examples

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.

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