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Word: whelp

Definition: young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.


Sentences Containing 'whelp'

If this has been done by the command of the magician king your father, through fear that I should not afford you the aid you need and are entitled to, I may tell you he did not know and does not know half the mass, and was little versed in the annals of chivalry; for, if he had read and gone through them as attentively and deliberately as I have, he would have found at every turn that knights of less renown than mine have accomplished things more difficult: it is no great matter to kill a whelp of a giant, however arrogant he may be; for it is not many hours since I myself was engaged with one, and-I will not speak of it, that they may not say I am lying; time, however, that reveals all, will tell the tale when we least expect it."
In the cat tribe, most of the species when adult are striped or spotted in lines; and stripes or spots can be plainly distinguished in the whelp of the lion and the puma.
No one supposes that the stripes on the whelp of a lion, or the spots on the young blackbird, are of any use to these animals.
Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682) said: "" were accounted the daintiest dish in England and I think, for the bignesse, of the biggest price."" Old names included Blackwit, Whelp, Yarwhelp, Shrieker, Barker and Jadreka Snipe.
you've been guilty of a great crime, you whelp!'

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