coyote

Definitions

  • The fiddler on the hut roof, with the coyotes below
    The fiddler on the hut roof, with the coyotes below
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coyote small wolf native to western North America
    • n coyote a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)
    • n coyote someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Badgers and coyotes hunt ground squirrels together. The badger tracks the squirrel and digs into its tunnels, and the coyote catches it when it tries to escape.
    • n Coyote (Zoöl) A carnivorous animal (Canis latrans), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; -- called also prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coyote The Spanish and now the usual name of the common prairie- or barking-wolf of western North America, Canis latrans, abundant almost everywhere from the great plains to the Pacific. It is about as large as a pointer dog, with full pelage, bushy tail, upright ears, and rather sharp nose, of a grayish color, reddening on some parts and darkened with blackish on the back, and is noted for its monotonous and reiterated howling at night. Also spelled cajote, cayote, and kiote.
    • n coyote No less than eleven species of coyotes have been recognized by Merriam, the name Canis latrans being restricted to the eastern form whose type-locality is Iowa. The species from Lower California is C. peninsuiæ; the Californian form is C. ochropus; and that from Indian Territory is C. frustror.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coyote ko-yōt′e a prairie wolf, abundant in Mexico and Texas.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Spanish Amer., fr. Mexican coyotl,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Mex. coyotl.

Usage

In literature:

Even the coyotes would realize his helplessness and come and pick his bones clean.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
I jump in the lake before I shame my children with a coyote for a father!
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Beyond a few grouse and rabbits, with a half dozen coyotes, they saw no game except wild fowl on the sloughs.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Coyotes barked from near in darkness, and from the valley ridge came the faint mourn of a hunting wolf.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
He was gaunt and pallid, in his eyes a look of hunger that reminded her of a hunted coyote.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Few of the riders carried a gun on Sunset Ranch unless the coyotes proved troublesome.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Now the highlines were for land animals, such as Coyotes, Wolves, Lion, marten and skunk.
"Black Beaver" by James Campbell Lewis
He was like a trapped coyote, ready to snarl and bite at the first hand he could reach.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The coyote was next dragged in and accused of all manner of evil deeds.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
You say a word about this visit and I'll feed your scoundrelly old carcass to the coyotes!
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

The howling coyote and whispering wind,
Sunset and pealing of thunder
Have witnessed decay of a work so titanic,
All that remained was mute wonder.
"Hopi-Land" by Norman MacLeod
Shadows of the painted dancers
sway upon the trampled ground
trailing pelts of grey coyotes
to their hunting skills' redound
and ropes of amber beads
rebound.
"Jemez: Today" by Norman MacLeod
Anyway, he saddled up midst cheers, advice an rows;
Gets his seat and hollers out, "I'm goin' for the cows."
Coyote didn't seem to want to cover all that ground,
For instead of headin' for the herd he starts to wheelin' round.
"That Bucking Bronk, Coyote" by Curley Fletcher
Well, we didn't figure that this guy was any kind of bum,
But we was a figurin' all the time Coyote could go some;
We knew that none uh us boys were in the hosse's class,
Cose when it came to settin' him we all just had to pass.
"That Bucking Bronk, Coyote" by Curley Fletcher
Coyote didn't pause a bit, the old son-of-a-gun;
Just kept a whilrlin' round and round to show how it was done.
We've had a quite a lot of fun, and made a lot of dough,
And that's the stuff that buys our grub and makes Coyote go.
"That Bucking Bronk, Coyote" by Curley Fletcher
We called him old Coyote, and we claimed that he could step;
A cowboy came up from the south that had quite a rep.
He bet his saddle, shaps and spurs and nearly all his poke
That he could ride this bunking bronk and have him gentle broke.
"That Bucking Bronk, Coyote" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

Coyote Poets Unmistakable Evidence Square Shaped.
Coyotes aren't the only animals considered to be varmints .
In this state, it is still a good cartridge for coyotes, ground hogs and other varmints at 125 to150 yards.
The University of South Dakota's College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a T-shirt swap ahead of next weekend's football matchup between the Coyotes and the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits.
Like riding a rocket sled across a canyon, bicycling across the Atlantic Ocean sounds like the sort of bad idea only Wile E Coyote would have.
But Mark Byass and Mike Sayer, two design engineers for Bentley Motors, have a touch more savvy than Mr Coyote.
Gretzky influenced both Kings and Coyotes.
It was just over a year ago that Wayne Gretzky stepped down as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, the game's greatest player exiting the NHL in a hiatus that is entering a second season.
Wedel and Coyote men advance The University of South Dakota men and women's cross country teams traveled to Fargo, ND for the 1999 NCAA Division II North Central Regional Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov 6.
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy's first comments to the press after his team's 2-1 overtime win against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 5 on Saturday said it all.
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Dora girls start season with loss at Whiteface dora, whiteface , points, quarter, girls, lady, pretty, coyotes, first, good.
Jennifer Williams,of Greenfield buys some greens from Gloria and Ervin Melvleni who run Coyote Hill Farm in Bernardston.
The Middle East's Wile E Coyote.
You've seen Wile E Coyote stop and try to cross railroad tracks in the desert.
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