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wolf pack

noun
1.
a group of submarines operating together in hunting down and attacking enemy convoys.
2.
a group of wolves hunting together.
Origin of wolf pack
1890-1895
1890-95 for def 2; 1940-45 for def 1
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  • Where this conviction is absent we cannot speak of patriotism, but only of the cohesion of a wolf-pack.

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge
  • And it was rash for one man, without his gun, to rob a wolf-pack of its kill!

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • She knew well that the dreadful, melancholy cry was the voice of the wolf-pack.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • She sang of a wolf-pack gathering from the valleys in the winter snow—a very hungry wolf-pack.

  • Then the silence of desolation … then the moaning night-wind … then the shivering cry of the wolf-pack scouring on nightly hunt.

    Heralds of Empire Agnes C. Laut
  • The Indian knows the wolf-pack too well to attempt flight from these sleuths of the forest.

  • There was something sinister in the wolf-pack's noiseless pursuit.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • With the threat to his ship removed, the Captain ordered his planes off on a search for the remainder of the wolf-pack.

  • Such a clamor arose as though the wolf-pack had tasted blood.

    The Ward of King Canute Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
  • Except for the occasional splitting of a sap-frozen tree, or the far howl of a wolf-pack, there is the stillness of death.

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