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dire wolf

n.
A large extinct wolflike mammal (Canis dirus) that inhabited North America during the Pleistocene Epoch.
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dire′ wolf`


n.
a large extinct wolf, Canis dirus, found in North America during the Pleistocene Epoch.
[1920–25; < New Latin dirus inspiring dread]
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Often, media phemoms herd our ears to acknowledge what have actually been relatively old words, such as warg or direwolf.
Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) Ghost was the only direwolf seen at the battle.
Even more likely it's because Jon was reunited with Ghost, his direwolf, and Tormund at Castle Black.
The Starks find the direwolf puppies (Season 1, Episode 1)
Robb Stark, his pregnant wife, Catelyn Stark, Grey Wolf (Robb's direwolf) all die, along with their troops, when Walder Frey orders every Stark guest be killed as they dined.
The big reveal of this scene is that Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) direwolf Ghost did indeed survive, minus an ear.
Hot Pie's Direwolf Bread - Who can forget when Hot Pie gave Arya bread shaped like a direwolf?
Game of Thrones' visual effects supervisor, Joe Bauer, has also confirmed Jon Snow's faithful albino direwolf Ghost - last seen in season 6 - will be making a return, saying'you'll see him again.
The Winterfell tour focuses on the Stark family home of Winterfell, Robb's camp in the Riverlands, Walder Frey's Twins, and the forest in which the direwolf pups were found.
COMEBACK: Jon Snow's character direwolf Ghost will make a comeback in the forthcoming season.
London Ahead of the finale season of medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones", Joe Bauer, the visual effects supervisor of the show, says that Jon Snow's character direwolf Ghost will make a comeback in the forthcoming season.