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wolf dog

any dog used in hunting wolves.
a cross between a wolf and a domestic dog.
an Eskimo dog.
Origin of wolf dog
1630-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For a few moments he stood unobserved, looking at the wolf-dog.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood
  • I have said that many assert the Irish wolf-dog to be no longer in existence.

    Anecdotes of Dogs Edward Jesse
  • From the moment Joan gave the name of Daddy Dan, the wolf-dog kept to the trail with arrowy straightness.

    The Seventh Man Max Brand
  • One was the wolf-dog of the country, the other a Spanish bloodhound.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • The wolf-dog reached the threshold in the same instant and stood looking steadily up into the face of the master.

    The Seventh Man Max Brand
  • It minds me of the howl of a wolf-dog under the Arctic stars.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • As for the wolf-dog, he went off like a black bolt into the eye of the wind, streaking it west to hunt out the easiest course.

    The Seventh Man Max Brand
  • The wolf-dog rose for the first time in his life unfettered.

    Connie Morgan in Alaska James B. Hendryx
  • The wolf-dog buried itself in the snow, Houston pulling it forth time after time, and lugging it at long intervals.

    The White Desert Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Not a breath of air stirred in the sunny spot the wolf-dog had chosen for himself.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood

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