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Black buck   /blæk bək/   Listen
Black buck

Common Indian antelope with a dark back and spiral horns.  Synonyms: Antilope cervicapra, blackbuck.

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"Black buck" Quotes from Famous Books

... haunt of wild beasts and wild fowl. The lion has long been extinct and the tiger has practically disappeared. Leopards are to be found in low hills, and sometimes stray into the plains. Wolves are seen occasionally, and jackals are very common. The black buck (Antilope cerricapra) can still be shot in many places. The graceful little chinkara or ravine deer (Gazella Bennetti) is found in sandy tracts, and the hogdeer or parha (Cervus porcinus) near rivers. The nilgai ...
— The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir • Sir James McCrone Douie

... to notes of a somewhat qualified day at Black Buck: two day's dip into sport against time. I got one buck the first day, and could have taken more, they were literally in hundreds: this is how the ...
— From Edinburgh to India & Burmah • William G. Burn Murdoch

Words linked to "Black buck" :   Antilope, blackbuck, genus Antilope, Antilope cervicapra, antelope

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