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  • noun The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), largest of the hyena species.

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  • noun African hyena noted for its distinctive howl


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  • To me they have a funny body shape, like the person creating the prototype was drunk and careless by the time they got to the back end of the animal.

    July 15, 2022

  • Before painting buses, Boris Johnson got hyexit done :-/

    July 15, 2022