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  • golden jackal, Canis aureus. side-striped jackal Canis adustus. black-backed jackal Canis mesomelas. A jackal is a member of any of three small to medium-sized species of predators of the genus Canis, found in Jackals fill a similar ecological niche to the coyote (sometimes. — “Jackal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Black-backed Jackal range. The Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), also known as the Silver-backed or Red Jackal,[4] is a species of jackal which inhabits two areas of the African continent separated by roughly 900 km. One region includes the. — “Black-backed Jackal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The New Jersey Jackals are a professional baseball team based in Little Falls, New Jersey, in the United States. The Jackals won the first half with a 30-12 record, clinching the team a playoff spot. — “New Jersey Jackals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • "God rest him! he died very quietly, and I buried him deep, with big boulders on his breast; so I do not think that the jackals can have dug him up. And then I came away." — “King Solomon's Mines” by H Rider Haggard
  • "In the forest of Brahma[11] lived an Elephant, whose name was 'White-front.' The Jackals knew him, and said among themselves, 'If this great brute would but die, there would be four months' food for us, and plenty, out of his carcase.' With that an old Jackal stood up, and pledged himself to compass the death of the Elephant by his own wit. — “Ramayana” by Valmiki
  • In streets where maidens gaily passed at night, Where once was known the tinkle and the shine Of anklets, jackals slink, and by the light Of flashing fangs, seek carrion, snarl, and whine. — “The Recognition of Sakuntala” by Kalidasa
  • Those lesser gentlemen had all withdrawn before the Marquis, as jackals withdraw before the lion. — “Sacaramouche” by Rafael Sabatini
  • Two or three nights after the arrival of the second package of letters, the Major had passed the evening pretty cheerfully at Lady O'Dowd's house, where Glorvina thought that he listened with rather more attention than usual to the Meeting of the Wathers, the Minsthrel Boy, and one or two other specimens of song with which she favoured him (the truth is, he was no more listening to Glorvina than to the howling of the jackals in the moonlight outside, and the delusion was hers as usual), and having played his game at chess with her (cribbage with the surgeon was Lady O'Dowd's favourite evening pastime), Major Dobbin took leave of the Colonel's family at his usual hour and retired to his own house. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray

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