War-wolf

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • War-wolf a medieval military engine used in defending fortresses
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. werre, influenced by O. Fr. werre (Fr. guerre), which is from Old High Ger. werra, quarrel.

Usage

In literature:

Now, my father, I must tell of how Umslopogaas the Slaughterer and Galazi the Wolf fared in their war against the People of the Halakazi.
"Nada the Lily" by H. Rider Haggard
This caused the wolf-war.
"Animal Heroes" by Ernest Thompson Seton
HIEROCLES ...it does not please the blessed gods that we should stop the War until the wolf uniteth with the sheep.
"Peace" by Aristophanes
Wolfe's Quebec campaign marked the supreme crisis of the greatest war the British Empire ever waged: the war, indeed, that made the Empire.
"The Winning of Canada: A Chronicle of Wolf" by William Wood
As a wolf might plan a hunt in the forest, Ben planned his war against Neilson and his subordinates.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
He has made war upon me like a wolf, you like a lioness.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume IV. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The clans of the Wolf and the Tortoise were for keeping the peace; but the clan of the Bear was for making war on the French.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
The body of the gallant and high-minded Wolfe was conveyed home in a ship of war.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
Then we could join our forces with Wolfe's, and finish up the war.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Lightly we'll tame the war-wolf then, Lords of his mate, and brood, and den.
"Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
Those powerful quarters, fully armed with claws, were formidable engines of war when directed against Lone Wolf's stomach.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
He was a Lieutenant under Wolfe and served through the French war.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Managarm, the Monster Wolf (symbolically, WAR).
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Such is war, even when Wolfe, the pious, the domestic, and the tender-hearted, was the general!
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
In 1759, during the Seven Years' War, the English, under General Wolfe, attacked the city and bombarded it.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
Short Bear told how he had discovered the Kiowa war party, and how he and Lean Wolf had trailed them until they camped at the water-hole.
"White Otter" by Elmer Russell Gregor
To visit them, War Wolf has journeyed far.
"Golden Face" by Bertram Mitford
When White Otter reached the Sioux camp he rode directly to the lodge of old Wolf Robe, the famous Ogalala war chief.
"The War Trail" by Elmer Russell Gregor
Flowing hair, long robe his folk saw aforetime, But a lean-haunched wolf was he in war-time.
"A Literary History of the Arabs" by Reynold Nicholson
We discussed war, and I remember two of Wolf-Voice's opinions.
"Pony Tracks" by Frederic Remington
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In poetry:

These hate the old gods,
Warring against them;
Fatal to Odin,
Here the wolf Fenrir
Lieth in wait.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) presented the family of US Army Major Roger V Wolfe with seven military service medals in recognition of Wolfe's service during World War II.
Cleveland's Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards fete poetry, jazz and writing on war.
War and genocide braided through Thursday night's Anisfield-Wolf book awards, but so did jazz and poetry.
I spent the day recently reading M.F.K Fisher's 1942 book How to Cook a Wolf, a text devoted to the proposition that you can live and eat decently even under war-time rationing, without butter, sugar, or any cut of meat worth a damn.
Delta bluesman Howlin' Wolf was one of the most influential and imposing musicians of the post-World War II era, and his later electric Chicago blues — featuring his deep, lupine voice — helped shape the sound of rock & roll.
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