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timber wolf

the gray wolf, Canis lupus, sometimes designated as the subspecies C. lupus occidentalis: formerly common in northern North America but now greatly reduced in number and rare in the conterminous U.S.
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First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Indeed in his rage he resembled nothing so much as a long, lean, timber wolf deprived of his expected prey.

  • Still, a timber wolf is a beast I've no kind of use for in winter.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss
  • The skins of a grizzly bear and a timber wolf lay on the floor, and two moose heads looked down from opposite ends of the room.

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
  • As I told you before, when the timber wolf gets his blood up he is absolutely fearless.

  • It took me years to get used to the idea of passing a timber wolf without looking around, but I learned to do it—because of you.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • She was in the midst of a reverie when she was brought to her feet by that most dreaded of sounds—the howl of the timber wolf.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • The timber wolf I trimmed out because he wasted around like a remittance man.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • While he waited, the cry of the timber wolf sounded across the plain.

    Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor
  • This method may be applied to specimens from the size of a red fox or a bobcat up to a timber wolf.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • He still did not know the difference between the cry of a coyote and the deeper note of a timber wolf.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
British Dictionary definitions for timber wolf

timber wolf

a variety of the wolf, Canis lupus, having a grey brindled coat and occurring in forested northern regions, esp of North America Also called grey wolf
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