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wolfman

[woo lf-man] /ˈwʊlfˌmæn/
noun, plural wolfmen. Folklore.
1.
a man who turns into a wolf on certain occasions, as at the time of the full moon; werewolf.
Origin of wolfman
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; wolf + man1
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  • The count arose to thank and praise his hunter, but the wolfman took no notice.

  • But when, a few nights later, a second lamb was taken, its haughty owner lost his temper and sent hurriedly for the wolfman.

  • For a minute or two the wolfman leaned up against a tree close by, weeping bitterly; then he turned and fled through the forest.

  • When the wolfman heard this, and saw his mother suffering, the scales fell from his eyes.

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