wild dog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild dog any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
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Usage

In literature:

Presently Toa cried out, "Take care; get behind the trees all of you," and we saw an enormous wild boar which the dogs had been keeping at bay.
"The Cruise of the Dainty" by William H. G. Kingston
This wild act, so contrary to the dog's gentle nature, was a mere piece of acting.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
Its bite is fatal to the horse, ox, and dog, yet, strange to say, it is not so to man or to wild animals.
"The Gorilla Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
Wildly he swung at the nearest dog.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
At sight of the bears the dog seemed to go wild.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
The wild dog is an animal that hunts much in company, and trusts more to endurance than to speed.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
THE WILD TURKEY AND THE DOG.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ellis tells us that the bodies of men slain in battle were usually left to be devoured by the hogs and wild dogs.
"The Cannibal Islands" by R.M. Ballantyne
In India there are two or three kinds of wild dogs living thus.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
Suppose, then, that a wild Dog, prowling through the woods, sights some other animal.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
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In poetry:

"Dear faithful dog! if man to me
Had half thy virtue shewn,
From social life I should not flee,
To roam the wild alone!"
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
He came with fierce, determin'd bounds,
Impell'd by wild despair,
With lower'd head he reach'd the dog,
Who bravely met him there.
"The Huntsman And His Hound" by Thomas Frederick Young
I walked abroad in Easter Park,
I heard the wild dog's distant bark,
I knew my Lord was risen again, -
Wild dog, wild dog, you bark in vain.
"Conviction (II)" by Stevie Smith
The horse in the stable whinnies by the door,
The dog of a sudden is wild with delight.
Who is this he welcomes, long waited for?
Who smiles in the shadow, so dear, so bright?
"They Who Return" by Katharine Tynan
Slumber is there, but not of rest;
There her forlorn and weary nest
The famished hawk has found,
The wild dog howls at fall of night,
The serpent's rustling coils affright
The traveller on his round.
"Monday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
You never hear tell, Marie, ma femme,
Of Bruno de hunter man,
Wit' hees wild dogs chasin' de moose an' deer,
Every day on de long, long year,
Off on de hillside far an' near,
An' down on de beeg savane?
"Bruno The Hunter" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Wild Dog ' is out of its cage.
Dead cats found in neighborhood after wild dog attacks.
View full size photo/ Wild Dog Rescue Simba.
Spending time with Simba, a five-year-old adoptable dog at Wild Dog Rescue, is sure to put a smile on your face.
African wild dog puppies, born at Brookfield Zoo on November 26, 2010.
Ten African wild dog puppies had a visit with veterinarians at Brookfield Zoo on Thursday.
Child, 2, mauled to death by African wild dogs at Pittsburgh zoo.
Dogs gone wild in parents' rental.
Wild dogs killed 2-year-old boy, not his fall into exhibit.
Wild dogs killed boy who fell in exhibit.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Zoo is removing an observation deck from which a 2-year-old boy fell before he was fatally mauled by wild African dogs in an exhibit below.
Owner of dog that went for wild ride in car fender says he's taking steps so she won't escape again.
Wild dogs killed boy, 2, who fell in exhibit.
Musk oxen are increasingly leaving the wild to wander into the old Gold Rush town of Nome, scaring residents and harassing dogs.
Wild dogs kill 2-year- old boy at Pa. Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
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In science:

Ma jor predators of zebra, buf falo, kongoni, toki and Thomson’s gazelle are hyena, wild dog, lion, leopard and cheetas.
Switching model with two habitats and a predator involving group defence
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