The Hyæna, pp.37-38.

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IS the most savage, fierce, cruel, and untractable of all quadrupeds; he appears as if always in a rage. He is an animal of the dog kind, and resembles the wolf in his shape; he is covered with long, coarse, and rough ash-coloured hair, and marked with long black stripes, from the back downwards; the tail is very hairy. Like the jackall, he devours the flocks and herds, cares little for the watchfulness or strength of dogs, and when pressed with hunger, comes and howls at the gates of towns, and violates the repositories of the dead. He naturally inhabits Asia and Africa, but has sometimes been found in Europe. 

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