The wolf seconded the motion, and the hyena said that suits.
That hyena, I reflected, would want no more food at present.
The cayman of South America is very ferocious, and is popularly styled the hyena of the alligator tribe.
It was not a lion, nor a leopard, nor a hyena, nor yet a jackal.
That monster of a hyena must have been here; and I am afraid the brute has not even left us enough for breakfast.
It is just where these large bones are found in greatest plenty that we find the hyena.
On the brink, silhouetted against it, a hyena stood and howled.
It is quite a libel to call this beautiful creature a hyena.
It was a blood-curdling voice, a sound between the mewing of a cat and the wheezy chokings of a hyena.
Sometimes a hyena or two will be flushed and once in a while a lion will be driven out.
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.