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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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Dire wolf: Given celebrity status by TV series Game of Thrones, dire wolves were pack hunters who worked together to bring down prey.
And I am only half joking when I say I was a bit disappointed that the room at the top of Ballygally Castle's spire was not decorated in ode to Jon Snow's trusty dire wolf but I'll forgive them on account of the back story.
Sharing a silhouette picture of a dire wolf on the backdrop of the moon, she quoted a famous catchphrase from the series: "The North Remembers".
One gets the feeling the showrunners didn't realize how much the fans loved the last remaining dire wolf. As a result, they had to write him into scenes to pacify fans.
Featuring the infamous dire wolf - one of the most feared land predators of all time - a giant 12-foot-tall bear and a sabretooth cat, the long-lost mega beasts will be on display for the first time when the zoo's Predators exhibition makes it world premiere on May 26.
Featuring a giant shark, a dire wolf and life-sized dinosaurs, the Predators exhibition will make its world premiere on Saturday, May 26.
Treat your very own Dire Wolf to a special gift all the way from Westeros, with B&M'sGame of Thronesrange of dog and cat toys and clothing.
Then there were talks about it being a dire wolf, a mythical wolfdog-like creature that became famous after being featured in the show "Game of Thrones."
Some items they brought to the show will feature museum quality replica casts of a T-Rex skull, Dire wolf skull, and Sabertooth cat skull.
DIRE WOLF: Hunting in packs helped these dog-like animals take down big prey such as horses and bison.
She still lives in Leamington with her parents and dog Zunni who played her dire wolf Lady in the HBO series.