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Recent Examples of werewolf from the Web
Two American college kids backpack around Britain, but their trip turns sour when one of them is bitten by a werewolf.
Ten-year-old Xavier was a werewolf (complete with furry feet) while their youngest son, three-year-old Hadrien, was Skye, a character from Paw Patrol.
Republicans complained about a mailer that juxtaposed an image of one of their Latina candidates with photos of a werewolf and hockey mask.
Watch the King of Pop transform into a werewolf (2:24) and dazzle you with his dance moves.
This bluffing, party game for up to 10 people encourages lies and suspicion as villagers and werewolves try to outsmart one another.
There's Wolfsbane - played by Maisie Williams - who is a werewolf.
The music, however, is the easy part, because there are so many great songs out there about werewolves, ghosts, witches, and generic (but still spooky) monsters.
Cut a hole in the middle that’s just big enough to fit your arm (covered in mummy tape or a werewolf paw), and place candy below.
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Did You Know?
Though some doubts about the word’s etymology still remain, "werewolf" probably comes from a prehistoric West Germanic compound whose constituent parts gave Old English "wer" ("man") and "wulf" ("wolf"). The word is related to Middle Dutch "weerwulf" and Old High German werwolf. Another word for "werewolf" is "lycanthrope," which traces back through Latin to a Greek combination of "lyk-" (from lykos, meaning "wolf") and "anthropos" (meaning "man"). English also sometimes makes use of the French-derived word loup-garou, from Old French leu ("wolf") and "garoul" or "garulf" (a word of Germanic origin meaning "werewolf").
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