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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Jackal

Jackal: noun - a wild omnivorous doglike mammal of Africa and S. Eurasia, from the genus Canis, having erect ears and bushy tail, hunting in packs as foragers; someone acting like a jackal, doing subordinate preparatory work or drudgery for someone else.

‘It’s said, amongst those who are supposed to know these things, that a pack of hungry jackals is far more dangerous than a lone big cat.’

‘Christopher does all the footwork, serving as Fiona’s jackal and gathering all the facts together so she can do the more interesting collation work.’

Pic: Hay Wold, East Yorkshire.

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