Hyaena hyaena

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hyaena hyaena of northern Africa and Arabia and India
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Usage

In literature:

Somewhere in the far outer darkness I heard the wail of a hyaena, and a light cold breeze sighed over the plain.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
Withal they drank blood like ravens and devoured corpses like hyaenas.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
He says that he cuts the throats of all animals to be eaten, and does not touch lion or hyaena.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Let us suppose Hyaenas to have preceded Dogs, and to have produced the latter in this way.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
The M'jure, or water hog, was all eaten by hyaenas during night; but the buffalo is safe.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
There were apparent traces of the hyaena, but of no other wild animals.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Burrows of the hyaena and the ant-eater dotted the ground.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The lugubrious call of a hyaena in the distance moved him to remark that ghouls assume that shape at night to murder travellers.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
On the contrary, it approaches to that of the hyaenas and felines.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
My own impressions of the Hyaena are, that he is a timid, cowardly animal.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
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In poetry:

After the burial-parties leave
And the baffled kites have fled;
The wise hyaenas come out at eve
To take account of our dead.
"The Hyaenas" by Rudyard Kipling