Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The native (Bechuana) name of the black rhinoceros, Rhinoceros bicornis, used frequently as a book-name.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The smaller two-horned rhinoceros of South Africa (Atelodus bicornis).
“These four kinds are known among the natives as the "borele," the”
“The horns of the "borele" are placed -- as in all rhinoceroses, -- upon a bony mass over the nostrils, -- hence the word "rhinoceros" (_rhis_, the nose, _chiras_, a horn.)”
“In the "borele" they stand erect, curving slightly backwards, and one behind the other.”
“In half an hour a third old borele appeared, and, having inspected the two dead ones, he came up to the waterside.”
“South Africa, distinguished by the Bechuanas by the names of the borele or black rhinoceros, the keitloa or two-horned rhinoceros, the muchocho or common white rhinoceros, and the kobaoba or long-horned white rhinoceros.”
“Following along its margin, I presently beheld a bull of the borele, or black rhinoceros, standing within a hundred yards of me.”
“Having proceeded about two miles with large herds of game on every side, I observed a crusty looking old bull borele, or black rhinoceros, cocking his ears one hundred yards in advance.”
“In the "muchocho" and "kobaoba," the after horns can hardly be said to exist, but the anterior one in both species far exceeds in length those of the borele and keitloa.”
“As the ox, whose struggles were nearly breaking its neck, had been gored by the borele and severely wounded, he saw it would be no use letting him live any longer, and without more ado he received his quietus from”
“The borele soon selected an object for his pursuit, which was one of the pack-horses, and then charged right after him.”
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