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  • Then their helmets clack together, same as those big-horned sheep doing battle over a mate.

    The Nature of Jade

  • A banner with a gold big-horned sheep or something similar poised on a peak, backed in crimson, flew from a pole amid the tents in what had to be a stiff breeze.

    The Spellsong War

  • A herd of big-horned buffalo grazed north of the tracks.

    A different flesh

  • We thought we could have made a good pick or two amongst the horses, but we didn't care for long-legged ugly big-horned cattle brutes.

    A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

  • Once Frank and Muriel excitedly watched a snow-leopard stalking one of these big-horned sheep sixteen thousand feet above the sea-level.

    The Jungle Girl

  • These curious big-horned animals resemble both the elk and the sheep, and it is said they can jump from a high rock and land far below on their feet or heavy, twisted horns without being hurt in the least.

    Stories of California

  • These mountains were the haunt of the elk, the big-horned sheep, black-and white-tailed deer, grizzly, cinnamon, silver tip, and brown and black bears; the porcupine, racoon and beaver; also the prong-horned antelope, though it is more of a plains country animal.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • He can ride along the brink of the stupendous cliff-walled canyon, where eagles soar below him, and cougars make their lairs on the ledges and harry the big-horned sheep.

    Foreword

  • Yaaa the big-horned rhinoceros, in one of those fits of fury of his, charging full tilt, after the manner of his kind.

    Tales of Space and Time

  • If I couldn't be an eagle, or a hawk, or a wild goose, or one of those big-horned owls that we hear every night, or a humming-bird, then I'd rather be a crow than most.

    Children of the Wild

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