Definition of Hyenas
1. Noun. (plural of hyena) ¹
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Definition of Hyenas
1. hyena [n] - See also: hyena
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Literary usage of Hyenas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"hyenas eat carrion as well as newly killed prey, and are of much use, like vultures, ... hyenas are found only in Africa and in South-central Asia. ..."
2. With Star and Crescent: A Full and Authentic Account of a Recent Journey by A. Locher (1889)
"Preparing for a Tramp—Early Morning in Camp—Buying an Arabian Steed—Free Passage to Persian Gulf—In a Hole—Killing hyenas ..."
3. With Flash-light and Rifle: Photographing by Flash-light at Night the Wild by Carl Georg Schillings (1905)
"The hyenas roam over the length and breadth of Africa south of the Sahara, ... The hyenas are marvellously quick in disposing of the biggest carcasses; ..."
4. The Tree-dwellers by Katharine ELizabeth Dopp (1904)
"How could the little hyenas hunt the big-nosed rhinoceros ? ... How the hyenas Hunted One day Bodo and One-Ear climbed a fir tree near the edge of a cliff. ..."
5. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"A Fancy for Goggles.—A Little Visitor.—Sambo shot. —A Thick Head.—Retributive Justice.—Fines for shedding Blood.—hyenas.—A Rain Spirit. — Pigeon-shooting. ..."
6. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"hyenas are not, however, the ferocious beasts which the popular imagination delights to picture them. ..."
7. Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat (1846)
"... visit to the wagons—Description of the town—Character of M akaha— RoM hyenas—Conversation with Makaba—An attempt at ..."