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Usage examples for hyena

  1. The roar of the lion could be heard mingling with the shrill scream of the jackal and the maniac laugh of the hyena. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. But what truth could there be in his protestations when he went away and laughed like a hyena. – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. They served against the cave- bear, cave- hyena, cave- lion, and would be of great service in the ages yet to come. – A Manual of the Antiquity of Man by J. P. MacLean
  4. The noise of the train died to silence in the distance, and a hyena came out of nowhere, exhibited himself upon the ridge of a dry desert swell, and mocked them sardonically. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. This last was no other than the ugly " striped" hyena. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  6. The biggest hyena finally made a run for her. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  7. I asked papa about him, said, Diane, and papa laughed like- well, like a regular hyena. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  8. The doctor said to me, 'Go and tell your uncle to take hold of Hyena and draw off her skin, and put it on while it is still warm. – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  9. And over it broods, and will probably brood for ever, accursed by men and accursed by the very fields, the hyena- like memory of the Kaiser, who has whitened so many bones. – Tales of War by Lord Dunsany
  10. Then Lion let Hyena go, in order that she might catch Jackal; and she did so, and brought him. – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  11. A hyena- hearted man is always run after by the ladies. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  12. It was reported in the castle that a dangerous hyena was prowling about in the vicinity of the estate, terrifying everybody. – Lafayette by Martha Foote Crow
  13. A hyena once served me the same. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  14. " My mother broke a way through the fence; yes, she tore at it with her nails and teeth like a hyena. – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  15. We had light breezes with fair and pleasant weather down the channel, but had the mortification to find that two of our transports sailed exceedingly bad; one of which, the Hyena towed two or three days. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  16. If dat hyena, I bery glad we did come away, said Timbo; but we not go now. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. I suppose it was deficient in literary elegance, or too warm in its language; for no notice was taken of it, and the hyena- horror was allowed to complete itself in the face of daylight. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  18. By the time that's done, those hyena skins will be cured enough to use. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  19. A hyena, for example, knows just how near he dare approach an unarmed man. – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
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