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gray wolf

a wolf, Canis lupus, having a usually grizzled, blackish, or whitish coat: formerly common in Eurasia and North America, some subspecies are now reduced in numbers or near extinction.
Compare timber wolf.
Origin of gray wolf
1805-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had been happy with gray wolf, happier than he had ever been in the companionship of men and his blood-brothers.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood
  • Throughout the West there are two sorts of wolves—the coyote and the gray wolf.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • gray wolf caught the scent of it when it was still two days to the west.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood
  • Do you want me to put myself within reach of the gray wolf's paws?

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • gray wolf followed him this time when he went out on the hard snow.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood
  • Now a rustling was heard, and out came a gray wolf and looked at them.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap Laura E. Richards
  • It was the wild in him that made him do this, and gray wolf ate ravenously.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood
  • The common coyote is like a small and delicate edition of the gray wolf.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Down the slope they sped to the attack with all the spirit and intrepidity of the gray wolf.

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