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- n. alternative spelling of camelopard.
- From Latin camēlopardalis, the spelling influenced by leopard. More at camelopard. (Wiktionary)
“The hero of Egypt has here carried his arms into a country inhabited by lions, cameleopards, apes, and elephants none of which animals are found in Nubia or Dóngola; the elephant and cameleopard inhabit the banks of the Nile towards Sennaar, the forests on the frontiers of Abyssinia, and the banks of the”
“Caesar, in his third dictatorship, A.U.C. 708, showed a vast number of wild beasts, among which were four hundred lions and a cameleopard.”
“Oh, no! he shan't -- I'll rescue him!' exclaimed Clara; and leaping up to her cameleopard attitude, she sprang forward, and, with a voice audible in an unlucky lull of the music, she exclaimed, 'Louis!”
“Clara here rushed upon them with her cameleopard gallop, sending her voice before her, 'Can you see them?”
“Zarráf" (whence our word) from "Zarf" = walking hastily: the old "cameleopard" which originated the nursery idea of its origin.”
“The Elgin marbles have suffered no abatement of their marvellous beauties; and the coat of the cameleopard is with out a blemish.”
“They were aware that the elephant, rhinoceros, cameleopard, zebra, lion and many other strange beasts ranged over its sandy deserts; but very little more about them than the fact of their existence was known.”
“A large bull cameleopard stood the nearest, every now and then turning his head to pluck a bunch of leaves from a branch which no other animal could have reached, but still apparently on the watch for danger.”
“I think they must have seen me, or perhaps they took me for a cameleopard or ostrich; for”
“I cannot recall a more delightful hour than that we passed in examining this curiosity, which was like handling and feeding, and playing with a living cameleopard, after having seen a dozen that were stuffed.”
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