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The brown hyena, which often frequents the shore, where it scavenges dead fish and birds.
- ‘A loner with few friends, he works as a diamond diver during the summer months and follows a family of strandwolves during the winter months.’
- ‘He spends most of his time scuba diving or observing a family of strandwolves (brown hyenas).’
- ‘The rough coastline is the graveyard to numerous ships but also home to massive seal colonies and the awkwardly lovely Strandwolf’
- ‘There is a variety of small mammals with an occasional sighting of the strandwolf.’
Late 18th century: from South African Dutch, from strand beach + wolf wolf.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.