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warrigal

[wawr-i-guh l] /ˈwɔr ɪ gəl/ Australian
noun
1.
2.
any large or ferocious dog.
3.
a wild horse.
adjective
4.
wild; ferocious; savage.
Origin of warrigal
1840-1850
1840-50; < Dharuk wa-ri-gal wild dingo
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  • I had given notice to one of the Melbourne police as he came aboard, and he arrested the half-caste, known as warrigal.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • It might have been one of the other chaps, but I couldn't think of any one, except warrigal.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • They rode and rode, but warrigal was gone like a rock wallaby.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • warrigal knows a way of communicating with him; I'll send him off at once.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • warrigal left his horse at the edge of the timber, for fear he might want him in a hurry, I suppose.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • I'm sorry, for one thing, that I had that barney with warrigal.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • It's been lonesome work—nobody but me and Jim and warrigal, that's like a bear with a sore head half his time.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • If so, all pariahs should be classed with the Australian warrigal under the name of Canis dingo.

  • Dad and warrigal hadn't come back; of course they couldn't stand the pace we did.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • I thought the infernal cattle would beat warrigal and me, and we'd have all our trouble for nothing.'

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for warrigal

warrigal

/ˈwɒrɪɡæl/
noun
1.
a dingo
2.
another word for brumby
adjective
3.
untamed or wild
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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