The wolf seconded the motion, and the hyena said that suits.
That night he slipped through the dark, like a hyena pup, to Ringwood.
The cayman of South America is very ferocious, and is popularly styled the hyena of the alligator tribe.
Look at the case of the "hyena," as he was called in his prime.
That monster of a hyena must have been here; and I am afraid the brute has not even left us enough for breakfast.
That hyena, I reflected, would want no more food at present.
On the brink, silhouetted against it, a hyena stood and howled.
It was not a lion, nor a leopard, nor a hyena, nor yet a jackal.
It was a blood-curdling voice, a sound between the mewing of a cat and the wheezy chokings of a hyena.
It is just where these large bones are found in greatest plenty that we find the hyena.
mid-14c., from Old French hiene, from Latin hyaena, from Greek hyaina "swine" (fem.), from hys "pig" + fem. suffix -aina. So called for its bristles. Applied to cruel, treacherous, and greedy persons since at least 1670s. Adjectival forms that have been attempted in English include hyenaish, hyenaesque, hyenic, hyenine.