antelope


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antelope

member of the family Bovidae, including the genus Tragelaphus, which contains many genera of African antelopes. Includes a large variety of hollow-horned ruminants from dog to cow size. Many types of horns but all simple and persistent.
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Purun Dass swept the stone floor clean, smiled at the grinning statue, made himself a little mud fireplace at the back of the shrine, spread his antelope skin on a bed of fresh pine-needles, tucked his bairagi--his brass-handled crutch--under his armpit, and sat down to rest.
We had no difficulty in finding my lair, and then I went down into the valley and bowled over a small antelope, which I dragged up the steep ascent to the ledge before the door.
It was a fruitless search, however, in so far as antelope is concerned; but one night as I lay courting sleep at the edge of a little cluster of date-palms that surround an ancient well in the midst of the arid, shifting sands, I suddenly became conscious of a strange sound coming apparently from the earth beneath my head.
The ape-man had a keen admiration for a well-muscled, well-proportioned body, whether lion, or antelope, or man, and it had ever been beyond him to understand how clothes could be considered more beautiful than a clear, firm, healthy skin, or coat and trousers more graceful than the gentle curves of rounded muscles playing beneath a flexible hide.
Deer, antelope, bison, horses, sheep, and goats were all in sight at the same time, and at a little distance a great megatherium reared up on its huge tail and massive hind feet to tear the leaves from a tall tree.
Here of a night might always be found either Sabor or Numa crouching in the dense foliage of the surrounding jungle awaiting an antelope or a water buck for their meal.
It was when you came back in the Antelope, just before you got your step.
Sometimes it was a bear, sometimes an antelope, a coyote, a cougar-- that was as God pleased; all were food.
We had reached a point which, from my map, I imagined must have been about the former site of Erith, when I discovered a small band of antelope a short distance inland.
In the name of the Regent of the Night, whose seat is on the Antelope, whose arms embrace the four corners of the earth.
So he sent messages to the other animals, like the lions and the leopards and the antelopes, to come and help with the nursing.
One jump, and you're out, and we'll run for it like antelopes.