Part of speech: noun

A cowardly carnivorous mammal having the fore legs longer than the hind.

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Usage examples "hyena":

  1. Overheard whisperings, and trapped me a hyena I must feed! - "Rung Ho!", Talbot Mundy.
  2. However, in the middle of a laugh that a hyena might have envied, I let him accidentally slip, which extinguished him in a moment. - "The Coral Island", R.M. Ballantyne.
  3. How he must have laughed; or, rather, would have laughed, if his sort of human hyena expressed its emotions in the human way. - "The Deluge", David Graham Phillips.