He was accused of being a 'jackal' and of drunkenly killing innocents by an Afghan warlord this week.
While the lion and tiger were tearing each other, the jackal had run off into the jungle with the prey.
The jackal does not like to get even the tip of his tail wet.
They are of a peculiarly hideous breed, closely resembling the jackal.
Do not do that,” exclaimed the jackal, “for I shall get wet and be drowned.
jackal then went away, taking with him two portions of the flesh, one for his own wife, but the best part for the wife of Lion.
You might as well expect the lion to come to rescue a deer attacked by a jackal.
"Consider, though, their ingratitude to this excellent one," began the jackal tenderly.
The jackal lapped the courser's blood, and moaned with exquisite delight.
You know they belong to the dog family, just as the wolf and jackal and hyena do.
c.1600, from Turkish çakal, from Persian shaghal, from or cognate with Sanskrit srgala-s, literally "the howler." Figurative sense of "skulking henchman" is from the old belief that jackals stirred up game for lions.