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Definition of the noun Aard-Wolf

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  1. archaic spelling of, aardwolf

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Google previewFriend and Foe from Field and Forest (1890)

A Natural History of the Mammalia by Grace Townsend

THE AARD-WOLF is a remarkable animal inhabiting the southern parts of Africa, where its range is almost co-extensive with that of the brown variety of the hyena. It is an extremely interesting animal, as it forms a connecting link between the ...

Google previewBrehm's Life of animals

by A.E. Brehm

The Aard-Wolf is a native of southern Africa, especially of its western portion. From all accounts it would seem ...

Google previewThe twentieth century home encyclopedia and gazetteer (1904)

who is who? Embraces over six thousand short biographies

Aard-wolf, a carnivorous animal resembling a fox, first brought from South Africa by the traveler Dela- lande. It is nocturnal and dwells ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Natural History

A peculiar hyaena-like animal from Africa, known to the Dutch as the aard- wolf, and scientifically as Proteles cristatus, is regarded as representing a family by itself, distinguished by having the auditory bulla The Aard-Wolf of the skull divided ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

The aard-wolf is believed by some authorities to bridge the gap between the Hyaenines and the Viverrines. See also Viverrines. Some years ago, investigators believed the aard-wolf was a type of civet and belonged with the Viverrines.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1896)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

AARD-WOLF ABANDONMENT 3 Aard-wolf ( ' earth- wolf ; '

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

AALST AARD-WOLF 3 manufacturing industry consists of several iron works, forges, cast-iron factories, paper mills, whetstone quarries, wooden ware shops, and woollen and leathern factories. It contains, beside its capital, 190 smaller towns ...

Google previewThe Crown Encyclopedia and Gazetteer (1903)

A Reference Library of Universal Knowledge, Embracing Five Hundred Illustrations and Over Sixty-five Thousand Subjects, All Brought Down to the Date of Publication, with Ninety-six Colored Maps

Aard-wolf, a singular carnivorous animal, first brought from South Af'ica by the traveler Delalande. Its Vol. 1-1 Q £ 86 J size is about that of a full grown fox, which it resembles in both its habits and manners, being nocturnal, and constructing a ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language, Pronouncing, Etymological, and Explanatory... (1895)

by James Stormonth

aard-wolf, n. dra'woolf [Dut. aarde, earth, and wolf, a wolf], the earth-wolf of S. Africa. Ab, n. dib [Heb.], the fifth month of the Jewish sacred, and the eleventh ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

aard-wolf. aasvogel [SAfr.]. Vulture. Du., lit. carrion fowl; cf. Ger. aas, carrion, prob, cogn. with essen, to eat. ab-. L., from, away; cogn. with of (q.v.). Also a-, abs -, aba. Substitute for sextent, invented by, and named from, Antoine d'Abbadie.

Google previewZell's Popular Encyclopedia (1882)

A Complete Dictionary of the English Language; with Pronouncing Vocabulary & a Gazetteer of the World

AARD-wolf. Aargau, or ARGovIA, one of the cantons of Switzerland, bounded on the north by the river Rhine, on the east by Zurich and Zug, on the south by Lucerne and Perne, and on the west by Soleure and Basle. Area, 530 square miles.

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