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red wolf

noun
1.
a small, reddish-gray American wolf, Canis rufus, similar to the coyote: once abundant in the southeastern U.S., it is now near extinction in the wild.
Origin of red wolf
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • red wolf knew how deeply the grim warrior loved his only daughter, and he knew, too, how terrible was the wrath of the warrior.

  • red wolf lowered his lance and stuck his pistol in his belt.

    The Talking Leaves William O. Stoddard
  • red wolf and the other Pawnee sat near, but neither lighted his pipe.

    Footprints in the Forest Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • He says he and red wolf have never looked upon the pale face.

    Footprints in the Forest Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • Whether they ever succeeded in overtaking red wolf cannot be known, and it is of no moment.

  • There was no miss that time: the career of red wolf ended then and there.

    Footprints in the Forest Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • red wolf leaned over to a subaltern chief, and whispered a few words in his ear; the man rose, and left the clearing.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard
  • Do so, sorcerer, and whatever may happen, red wolf will be yours.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard
  • The question which presented itself to red wolf and his companion was, whether it was probable the wonderful Deerfoot was alone.

    Footprints in the Forest Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • Vengeance is a fruit which is only eaten ripe: the red wolf is a warrior; he can wait.

    The Prairie Flower Gustave Aimard

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