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hahy ee nuh

  • n  doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion

  • After a vast chamber devoid of paintings, we saw what looked like a hyena painted over what was clearly a leopard, the first representation of this kind in Ice Age art.
  • The pinnacle of hyenic humor was the hyena, the classic hyena, that hit too jar back while running, would circle madly, snapping and tearing at himself until he pulled his own .
  • In the comedy jungle, where Robin Williams is a big silverback ape and Jon Stewart a sneaky hyena, Flight of the Conchords are tiny fawns.
News & Articles

  • Aimee Bender's 'The Color Master' paints worlds of wonder
    Aimee Bender is at her wickedly best in her latest short-story collection, with tales both dark and comic. In Leonora Carrington's 1938 short-story masterpiece "The Debutante," a young woman wants to disobey her mother's orders to go to a debutante ball, so she asks a hyena she has befriended to go in her place. The hyena fits into her ball gown but there is then the issue of the hyena's face so ...
    Aug. 9, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Torii Hunter in Los Angeles Times
    My instincts took over,Hunter said. "I saw two guys with their head down, and I took advantage." "I'ma hyena. I always take advantage of the weak link."
  • Mark Gubicza in Los Angeles Daily News
    Gubicza said hitting the "cough" button on the microphone to suppress a laugh comes from a desire not to "sound like a hyena," but "if you could only see how red my face gets from laughing, sometimes I gotta walk out of the booth because Rory...
  • Ron Gardenhire in MLB.com
    That's just a part of who we are,Gardenhire said. "We talk about it all the time, taking advantage. Like Torii Hunter always brought in the 'hyena effect.' Never back away, keeping attacking, and chew 'em up with the hyena attack. We talk...

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