And you have now returned to the tiger's den to mock that dangerous animal with the loss of its whelp.
But it was provoking to be flouted, so politely too, by that whelp of the Golden Dog!
The moon does not respond to all this wonder by descending into the whelp's jaws—no more will my niece.
You've done your work and that whelp shall not keep you out of its results.
Also he had heard stories of the Wolf and the whelp, as the forest folk called them, and now the whelp told the tale himself.
Gie a bairn his will, and a whelp its fill, and nane o' them will e'er do weel.
In the twentieth tale we have a calf and a lion's whelp brought up together by a lioness upon the same milk.
I hardly think the whelp will try another trick, but there is no telling.
He wasn't much more than a whelp then—about six months old, Mukoki said.
Stop that barkin', now, you whelp, Or I'll kick you till you yelp!
Old English hwelp "whelp, young of the dog," from a Germanic root related to Old Saxon hwelp, Old Norse hvelpr, Dutch welp, German hwelf; of unknown origin. Now largely displaced by puppy. Also applied to wild animals. Sense of "scamp" first recorded early 14c.