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Jackal

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Jackál. n.s. [chacal, French.] A small animal supposed to start prey for the lyon.

The Belgians tack upon our rear,
And raking chase-guns through our sterns they send:
Close by their fireships, like jackals, appear,
Who on their lions for the prey attend.
Dryd. Ann. Mirab.

The mighty lyon, before whom stood the little jackal, the faithful spy of the king of beasts. Arbuth. and Pope's M. Scrib.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Dryden, John (788) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Jackal." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2846.


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