South African DutchShow more South African Dutch wolf hyaena (combining form wolwe-).
Used attributively in combinations:
wolf gif/-xəf/ (and formerly wolfgift), also wolwegif/ˈvɔlvəˌxəf/ [South African Dutch, gif, gift poison], poison used to kill hyaenas and jackals; a plant from which such poison is made;
wolf hok/-hɔk/ [Afrikaans, hok pen], wolf huis/-hœɪs/, also wolvehuis/ˈvɔlvəhœɪs/ [Dutch, huis house], a small building used as a trap for hyaenas and jackals; occasionally in dimunitive form wolfhuisie/-hœɪs(i)/ [see -ie].
1790W. PatersonNarr. of Four Journeys 171A small shrubby plant, producing a nut, called by the Dutch, Woolf Gift, or Wolf Poison, which they use for poisoning Hyenas.
1993S. Dikeni inHouse & Leisure Nov. 43Meat fell out of the sky and those who ate it..were rescued from death with milk, and were made to throw up meat poisoned with wolwegif.
1985B. Johnson-Barker inWynboer Feb. 63That little stone building..was actually a wolf-hok that his pa had built for trapping jakkalse and things many years ago.
1904W.S.J. SellickUitenhage Past & Presentp.ivAt fixed intervals..can still be seen little buildings, in the shape of a domestic oven, and..they were wolf-huizen (wolf-houses) built by the old trekkers.
Unfortunately you are using a browser that is either outdated or not supported.
To view the content of dsae.co.za with full functionality, please use the latest version of one of the browsers hyperlinked below.