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she-wolf

[shee-woo lf] /ˈʃiˌwʊlf/
noun, plural she-wolves.
1.
a female wolf.
2.
a predatory woman.
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  • The she-wolf was trotting wearily along, her mate well in advance, when she came upon the overhanging, high clay-bank.

    White Fang Jack London
  • In the late whiter and early spring—the love-season—the Hounds will not hunt a she-wolf.

    Johnny Bear E. T. Seton
  • He bellied cautiously inside and was met by a warning snarl from the she-wolf.

    White Fang Jack London
  • And there, out in the snow of their back track, was the she-wolf waiting for him.

    White Fang Jack London
  • And their chopped off right hands were taken to the Capitol and nailed up above the gate, alongside of the she-wolf of metal.

    Renaissance Fancies and Studies Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
  • The she-wolf was one leap behind One Ear and holding her own.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Inside the caboose they had reached the third howling of the she-wolf.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • Then the she-wolf sat down, pointed her nose at a star, and began to howl.

    White Fang Jack London

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