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jackal

member of the family Canidae, standing midway between the fox and the wolf in size and habits. It is slender, long-legged with a pointed muzzle, has a disagreeable yapping voice, is nocturnal and hunts in packs. It is a predator and a scavenger. Includes Canis aureus, the oriental jackal, and C. mesomelas, the black-backed jackal.
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Although he was irked by his 'jackal' tag given to him by certain portions of the Pakistani media, Misbah, however, said that he does not mind the tag, adding that if a fighter who is fighting on the field is labeled a jackal, then he is happy to be called one.