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Definitions of "dhole"

  • A wild Asian dog (Cuon alpinus) having reddish fur and large ears. noun
  • A kind of East Indian dog, the wild dog of the Deccan, Canis dukkunensis. noun
  • A fierce, wild dog (Canis Dukhunensis), found in the mountains of India. It is remarkable for its propensity to hunt the tiger and other wild animals in packs. noun
  • An Asian wild dog, Cuon alpinus. noun
  • fierce wild dog of the forests of central and southeast Asia that hunts in packs noun

The word "dhole" in example sentences

I am inclined to believe that the 'dhole' is not particularly ceremonious, but will, when opportunity offers, and a meal is wanting, obtain it at the expense of the neighbouring village.. [The Dog]

It is probable that the 'dhole' is the principal check on the multiplication of the tiger; and, although incapable individually, or perhaps in small numbers, to effect the destruction of so large and ferocious an animal, may, from their custom of hunting in packs, easily overcome any smaller beast found in the wilds of India.. [The Dog]

The speed of the 'dhole' is so strongly marked in his form as to render it probable no animal in the catalogue of game could escape him for any distance.. [The Dog]

"The peasants likewise state that the 'dhole' is eager in proportion to the size and powers of the animal he hunts, preferring the elk to every other kind of deer, and particularly seeking the royal tiger.. [The Dog]

I have had opportunity to notice, in the last several months, that grief comes in different layers, sort of strata if you will, and that as dhole can tell you from a different perspective, the layers don't really settle into flat, perfectly even planes that can be lifted out neat and whole.. [Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway]

A dhole pack with delusions of grandeur fails to take Mowgli and his wolves into account.. [Archive 2007-04-01]

A dhole pack with delusions of grandeur fails to take Mowgli and his wolves into account.. [Superhero Prose Fiction: Mowgli - Second Jungle Book 4 Red Dog]

Other notable mammals include carnivores, such as leopard Panthera pardus, wild dog or dhole Cuon alpinus (VU), leopard cat Felis bengalensis, fishing cat F. viverrina (LR), Javan mongoose Herpestes javanicus and several civets, including binturong Arctictis binturong.. [Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia]

A dhole pack with delusions of grandeur fails to take Mowgli and his wolves into account.. [Archive 2007-10-01]

After being persuaded by the conservationists to stay a bit longer, the scientist visited the house of Cam Chinh Commune resident who claimed to have accidently trapped a dhole just a few days prior.. [Archive 2006-12-01]

The man hastily gave the hard-to-please expert four dhole legs and a fur pelt taken from the dog’s red abdomen.. [Archive 2006-12-01]

'I don’t think dhole can survive in this hilly environment,' proclaimed a visiting Russian scientist, and there was a growing fear among conservationists that the evidence gathered during the first search was not from dholes but another species of pack dogs.. [Archive 2006-12-01]

Several days later, the appearance of dhole in Quang Tri Province was officially recognised by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which published the news on their website.. [Archive 2006-12-01]

During a visit, Nguyen Van Luong, who was a hunter but has since stopped due to legal prohibitions, told me that he had seen a dhole pack barking as they surrounded their prey.. [Archive 2006-12-01]

At first sight, a dhole may look like an ordinary dog, but its large size and hair colour distinguish it from other breeds.. [Archive 2006-12-01]

The dhole, Cuon alpinus, is one of the few wild dog species still living on this planet.. [Archive 2006-12-01]

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