American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small, swift antelopes of the genus Gazella and related genera of Africa and Asia, characteristically having a slender neck and annulate horns.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See gazel.
- n. An antelope of the genus Gazella mostly native to Africa and capable of running at high speeds for long periods.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also
algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.
- n. small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes
- From French gazelle, from Old French gazel, from Arabic غزال (ghazāl). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Arabic ġazāl. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Know O Jinni! that this gazelle is the daughter of my paternal uncle, my own flesh and blood, and I married her when she was a young maid, and I lived with her well nigh thirty years, yet was I not blessed with issue by her.”
“The gazelle is thawing out, the booze has been bought (and some it has already been consumed), prizes have been purchased and the insurance waivers have been signed (We're not going to play * jump the alligator* if I don't have insurance, no way).”
“The gazelle is marinating, the good folks at City Hall have sprung for a new BBQ this year, prizes have been purchased, and now all we are waiting on is time, and you.”
“Numbers of dorcas gazelle and aoudad may have increased since the creation of the reserve, but dama gazelle is declining due to continued military poaching and tourist disturbance.”
“Aghazal was the Lambaneish word for the small leaping deer we called gazelle in the High, and indeed she bore some resemblance to her namesake, with her long neck, lustrous eyes, and graceful movements.”
“The BBQ gazelle is free with the purchase of 100 carbon credits.”
“The gazelle is on the rotisserie, our blogger friends are arriving and I have whipped up some tasty snacks for the evening so join The Mayor, Fenris, TLDG and I for the live blogging event of the day.”
“By far, the best way to slaughter a gazelle is to punch the living shit out of it.”
“At up to 80 kg, a male Grant’s gazelle is near the upper limit of the cheetah’s typical prey choice, though they will also take 90-kg antelopes like topi on occasion, and Hans Kruuk documented cheetahs killing wildebeest and young kudus and zebras.”
“This surprise sighting – I learn later the gazelle is a Red Duiker – is followed moments later by a family of vervet monkeys chatting high in the treetops, feasting on fruit and playing monkey games in the branches overhead.”
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