whelp


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whelp

1. a young offspring of certain animals, esp of a wolf or dog
2. Nautical any of the ridges, parallel to the axis, on the drum of a capstan to keep a rope, cable, or chain from slipping
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No one will suppose that the stripes on the whelp of a lion, or the spots on the young blackbird, are of any use to these animals, or are related to the conditions to which they are exposed.
Both in his sister's presence, and after she had left the room, the whelp took no pains to hide his contempt for Mr.
No, thank you; I'll just look at the whelps and leave a message about them with your shepherd.
will engage four tiger whelps in combat, armed with no other weapon than his little spear!
And there were voices in all his dreadful heads which uttered every kind of sound unspeakable; for at one time they made sounds such that the gods understood, but at another, the noise of a bull bellowing aloud in proud ungovernable fury; and at another, the sound of a lion, relentless of heart; and at anothers, sounds like whelps, wonderful to hear; and again, at another, he would hiss, so that the high mountains re-echoed.
And look out for squalls," is Louis's prophecy, "for they hate one another like the wolf whelps they are.
The September '13 whelp has won four of his six races to date and is unbeaten after two rounds of the €8,000-to-the-winner Newbridge feature.
DyYARBAKIR (CyHAN)- People were affected by struggle of a dog which tried to save its whelp which was hit by a vehicle in Turkish southeastern province of Diyarbakyr.
QlikView has helped the AKC to track and analyze information on dogs including breed, breeder, state, whelp and competition results, enabling the organization to better predict trends, improve customer service, and monitor business performance.
There is one other 2010 whelp remaining in the Classic, and that is the Aidan McVeigh-trained Homeless Boy and he reaches four on September 2.