jackal jackal  /ˈdʒæ kəl/


  • (n) Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair


  1. A jackal watches from a distance, hoping for a few scraps when the lions are done.
  2. The jackal or the hyena that invades a cemetery to fatten its own body by digging up the dead does not believe in the sanctity of the tomb.


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      Weber State University professor Sally Shigley will lead a discussion about “The Day of the Jackal” (Viking Press, $11.81) by Frederick Forsyth at the Brigham City Library.   The event is part of a yearlong reading/discussion series on espionage from the American Revolution to the present day, and is funded by the library and the Utah Humanities Council. read more
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

  2. Jailed since 1994, Carlos the Jackal loses appeal of bombings conviction

    PARIS - The man known as Carlos the Jackal lost an appeal on Wednesday of his conviction in four bombings in France three decades ago that killed 11 people and wounded some 140. A panel of judges in a special anti-terrorism court upheld his life sentence.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

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  1. When Anderson reported that the FBI was keeping tabs on Albert's private life, Hoover wrote the speaker, "Characteristic of this jackal, none of the statements made about you and the FBI in this column has a scintilla of foundation."
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: J Edgar Hoover Source: FOXNews

  2. "He got what he deserved. He died not fighting, but on the run, like a jackal. He deserved his death," Kadyrov said.
    on Jul 11, 2006 By: Ramzan Kadyrov Source: Turkish Press

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