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  • noun Plural form of hyena.


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  • Microsoft will follow – Bill Gates cannot live forever and the hyenas are at the gate.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: July 14, 2006 2006

  • Their bodies and numerous other animals, such as hyenas and antelopes, were then washed into pits in the caves and entombed in mud during a drought-ending storm.

    Fossils offer 'window' into human evolution 2010

  • The history of the investigation of the ancient gravel beds of the Somme is briefly this: More than one instance had been noted of the finding of flint implements, apparently the work of men, in association with bones of various animals, such as hyenas, mammoths, musk-sheep, and others, which, as we have just seen, lived in Europe during the Glacial Age.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races Emory Adams Allen

  • Beware certain "hyenas" within the factoring industry, predators who use their powerful jaws to rip hunks out of your financial security.

    Structured Settlements 4Real: What's Real News in the Structured Settlements, Settlement Planning, Consulting and Lawsuit Recovery Space? 2010

  • They are joined by thousands of zebras, elephants, and giraffes, as well as predators such as hyenas and lions, as they make a seasonal move that coincides with the changing of the wet and dry seasons, and the shift in location of food and water sources.

    Gadling 2010

  • All of the dark side of the man who once urged "atomic extermination" for American "hyenas" is missing from the two current films about his life.

    Daily Campello Art News 2009

  • She walks to a restaurant called Le Steak de Paris (Long-Winded Lady spends a lot of time in small restaurants), where she orders sardines and bread, and vows not to think about the "hyenas" in the bookshop:

    Anecdotal Evidence 2008

  • They call themselves cougars, but I think they are more like coyotes and hyenas, all Botoxed and fixated on men, hungrily eyeing them like candy bars or donuts all the time.

    Roseanne Archy Roseanne Barr 2011

  • Trying to drug us all is the goal of the hyenas who control things these days.

    Roseanne Archy Roseanne Barr 2011

  • The paintings are filled-out with often dreamlike imagery: hyenas, sprites, alighting birds, and are finally intermingled with an array of extremely intricate and gestural abstract shapes, strokes, patterns and marks.

    Bill Bush: Made in L.A.: This Artweek.LA (October 10-16, 2011) Bill Bush 2011


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