Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A classic name of the ass, from the stripes on the back and withers.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of striped African equids, containing the zebra, dauw, and quagga.
“At all events, the "congo dauw" is the "hippotigris," or tiger-horse, of the”
“congo dauw" is the "hippotigris," or tiger-horse, of the Romans; and this we infer from its inhabiting a more northerly part of Africa than the others, all of which belong to the southern half of that continent.”
“Third, the "Congo dauw" (_Equus hippotigris_), closely resembling the dauw.”
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