Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ruminating mammals, comprising the European elk and the American moose: synonymous with Alces (which see). See elk.
“Si la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente ya era imitación del peor de los congresos, hoy será peor, una vulgar secretaría del gobierno que baje la cabeza y alce la mano.”
“And, personably speaking, they can make their beaux to my alce, as Hillary Allen sang to the opernnine knighters.”
“Well, if any man on earth can make it, bet your _alce_ Scot will.”
“Ef I had one, you-all kin gamble yer _alce_ all bets would be off with them painted dance-hall beer jerkers, an 'it would be out in th' brush fo 'me while th' corks was poppin ', gals cussin', red-eye flowin ', an' chips rattlin '.”
“Leaving this place, we entered the next gaming-hall, when our man again bet nineteen dollars alce on the first card.”
“Again he won, and we went the length of the street, Runt wagering nineteen dollars alce on the first card for ten consecutive times without losing a bet.”
“■ Tcrfaci non intec bona unias, & iura alce* zilisfecuadumfe, neque; incer iura unius»,”
“mi : cana : larθiaś : zanl : velχinei : seθra alce”
“Hercynian forests, enumerates the _alce_, "in colour and configuration approaching the goat, but surpassing it in size, its head destitute of horns _and its limbs of joints_, whence it can neither lie down to rest, nor rise if by any accident it should fall, but using the trees for a resting-place, the hunters by loosening their roots bring the _alce_ to the ground, so soon as it is tempted to lean on them." [”
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