Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tapir.
“(Cricetomys), and the beef of the Nyáre (Bos brachyceros); this is the “buffalo” or “bush-cow” of the regions south of Sierra Leone, and the empacassa of the”
“Across the bed of the dried-up stream the bush-cow charged, until”
“The sergeant, slipping a clip into the magazine, stood right in the centre of the path along which the second bush-cow was tearing, eager to avenge its mate.”
“Charging down the narrow track was a huge animal of the buffalo tribe, commonly known in Central Africa as a "bush-cow.”
“Thirty yards further the bush-cow dropped and died with a bullet through its heart, while the victor, grinning as only a black can grin, strode magnificently up to his victim and planted one foot upon the quivering carcass.”
“Making his way through the press of excited Haussas Wilmshurst saw that the bush-cow was stone dead.”
“The moment the bush-cow lowered its head Bela Moshi, with every sense on the alert, leapt sideways behind a tree.”
“Once a large bush-cow thundered almost through the blazing logs, bellowing frantically as a panther with its claws deeply dug into the huge brute's hide was remorselessly tearing at the throat of its prey.”
“The track of a 'bush-cow' once crossed my path: the halves of the spoor were some five inches long by three wide, and the hoofs knuckled backwards so as to show false hoofs of almost equal size.”
“(Cricetomys), and the beef of the Nyáre (Bos brachyceros); this is the "buffalo" or "bush-cow" of the regions south of Sierra”
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