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Wolf, Christa(Encyclopedia)Wolf, Christa krs´tä vôlf [key], 1929–2011, German novelist. After attending the universities of Jena and Leipzig, she worked as an editor of literary journals. A committed communist in her ear...
wolf(Encyclopedia)wolf, carnivorous mammal of the genus Canis in the dog family. Once distributed over most of the Northern Hemisphere, wild wolves are now confined to the wilder parts of a reduced range. Three wolf sp...
Ludwig, Christa(Encyclopedia)Ludwig, Christa krs´t loot´vkh [key], 1928–, German mezzo-soprano, b. Berlin. The daughter of opera singers, she debuted (1946) as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at the Frankfurt State ...
brush wolf(Encyclopedia)brush wolf: see coyote.
Wolf, Hugo(Encyclopedia)Wolf, Hugo hoo´g vôlf [key], 1860–1903, Austrian composer; studied at the Vienna Conservatory. From 1883 to 1887 he wrote musical criticism for the Vienna Salonblatt. As a composer he first ga...
prairie wolf(Encyclopedia)prairie wolf: see coyote.
Howlin' Wolf(Encyclopedia)Howlin' Wolf, 1910–76, African-American blues singer and composer, b. White Station, Miss., as Chester Arthur Burnett. Exposed to blues performers from childhood, he sang locally and organized his f...
strand wolf(Encyclopedia)strand wolf: see hyena.
Lone Wolf(Encyclopedia)Lone Wolf, d. 1879, Kiowa Chief. He led some Kiowas on raids in 1874 after his son had been killed by whites, but he was defeated and with a number of followers was deported to Florida, where he remai...
Sacks, Oliver Wolf(Encyclopedia)Sacks, Oliver Wolf, 1933–2015, British neurologist and author, b. London, educated at Queen's College, Oxford. In 1960 he moved to the United States, where he continued his medical training. He bega...
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