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prairie wolf

noun
1.
coyote (def 1).
Origin of prairie wolf
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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  • The coyote, or prairie-wolf, is the slyest animal that walks on four legs.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
  • Ike came up at this moment, and we saw that his game was no other than a prairie-wolf.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • No; its repetition told us what it was—the howl of the prairie-wolf.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • The Hotshanyi, or chief penitent, lived with the people of the prairie-wolf clan.

    The Delight Makers Adolf Bandelier
  • It was near seven in the evening, and the prairie-wolf within was growling “Dinner-time.”

    The Late Tenant Louis Tracy
  • A prairie-wolf came near the bank and barked at us; we attempted unsuccessfully to take him.

  • The hinny of Jeanette echoed wildly from the cliffs, and was answered by the bark and howl of the prairie-wolf.

    The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid
  • But just as they had made a beginning a prairie-wolf rushed in, and crying out: Why all this trouble and embroidery?

  • Long before this time we had encountered that well-known animal of the great plains—the “prairie-wolf,”—(Lupus latrans).

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • Usually he is assisted in these manoeuvres by several companions—for the prairie-wolf is social, and hunts in packs.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for prairie-wolf

prairie wolf

noun
1.
another name for coyote (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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