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  • (noun): A forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time).
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Coyote

The coyote ( /kaɪˈoʊtiː/ or /ˈkaɪ.oʊt/, /kɔɪˈjoʊteɪ/ or /kɔɪˈjoʊt/; Canis latrans), also known as the American jackal, brush wolf or the prairie wolf, is a species of canine found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States and Canada. It occurs as far north as Alaska and all but the northernmost portions of Canada.

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Coyote - Taxonomy - Genus Controversy
... sufficient similarities in the dentition of coyotes and jackals to place these species into a new separate genus from Canis called Thos after the classical ... nomenclature, and went as far as referring to the coyote as American jackal ... The Oken/Heller proposal of the new genus Thos did not affect the classification of the coyote ...
Lemarean Calendar
... Lemarean Calendar is used by the colonists on the moon Coyote as described in the science fiction trilogy of the same name by author Allen Steele ... The trilogy, including Coyote (2002), Coyote Rising (2004), and Coyote Frontier (2005), describes the exploration and settlement of a habitable moon orbiting a ringed jovian in the 47 Ursae Majoris system ...

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  • (noun): Someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually acress the Mexican border).

Famous quotes containing the word coyote:

    How coyote got his
    ratty old fur coat
    bits of old fur
    the sparrows stuck on him
    with dabs of pitch.
    That was after he lost his proud original one in a poker game.
    Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948)

    The Apache have a legend that the coyote brought them fire and that the bear in his hibernations communes with the spirits of the “overworld” and later imparts the wisdom gained thereby to the medicine men.
    —Administration in the State of Arizona, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)