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prairie wolf

coyote (def 1).
Origin of prairie wolf
An Americanism dating back to 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then we will close in, and when I make the cry of the prairie wolf we will rush upon our enemies.

    White Otter Elmer Russell Gregor
  • It might be the “too-who-ha” of the owl, or the bark of a prairie wolf.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • Three times the dreary call of the prairie wolf sounded from the west, and each time the suspicions of the Sioux grew stronger.

    The War Trail Elmer Russell Gregor
  • These are the large or common wolf, and the barking or prairie wolf.

  • Convinced that the object moving along the ridge really was a prairie wolf, they mounted the ponies and continued into the north.

    Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor
  • Of mammals, the prairie wolf is perhaps the most troublesome.

  • Then they heard the wail of a prairie wolf a short distance to the westward.

    The War Trail Elmer Russell Gregor
  • On, on, with the swing of the prairie wolf, the young leader gallops.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • These human fiends emulate the prairie wolf and the terrific grizzly in thirst for blood.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • Then they heard the dreary wail of a prairie wolf, in the direction of the grove.

    Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor
British Dictionary definitions for prairie wolf

prairie wolf

another name for coyote (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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