One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wolf of a large variety found mainly in northern North America, with gray brindled fur.Also called gray wolf
- ‘In 1966 a wounded and escaped timber wolf ran amok in the city's north end before five Montreal police cornered and killed it.’
- ‘Birdwatchers and wildlife aficionados may see hawks, white-tailed deer, moose, black bears, martens, red squirrels and beavers, and, if very lucky, catch a glimpse of timber wolves.’
- ‘I saw timber wolves in Yellowstone originally.’
- ‘Over the course of the day, they encounter a family of loons, an eagle, and a pack of timber wolves.’
- ‘Her heart practically stopped when she noticed a grey timber wolf come from behind a tree.’
timber wolf/ˈtimbər ˌwo͝olf/
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