Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wild goat of the Pyrenees; an ibex.
- n. archaic The Pyrenean chamois.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A variety of the chamois found in the Pyrenees.
“Blanche viewed the scene in silence, and listened with enthusiasm to the murmur of the pines, that extended in dark lines along the mountains, and to the faint voice of the izard, among the rocks, that came at intervals on the air.”
“Emily wished to trip along the turf, so green and bright with dew, and to taste the full delight of that liberty, which the izard seemed to enjoy as he bounded along the brow of the cliffs; while”
“At a little distance, was discovered a rude and dangerous passage, formed by an enormous pine, which, thrown across the chasm, united the opposite precipices, and which had been felled probably by the hunter, to facilitate his chace of the izard, or the wolf.”
“No living creature appeared, except the izard, scrambling among the rocks, and often hanging upon points so dangerous, that fancy shrunk from the view of them.”
“He'd been studyin 'Injuns all his life an' he knowed 'em frum a ter izard.”
“No bear swung across the path, no izard showed itself on the cliffs.”
“The izard, or chamois of the Pyrenees, has been _mariné_ or soaked for some time in wine, vinegar, bay leaves, and other herbs.”
“In the tiny chalets perched on the mountain ridges, folks literally dwell in cloudland, and enjoy a kind of supernal existence, having for near neighbours the eagles in their eyries and the fleet-footed chamois or izard.”
“The izard or Pyrenean chamois, although hunted as game, is not yet a survival here, nor the eagle and bear, the latter only making its appearance in winter-time.”
“Where the izard flits fine through the cold solitudes;”
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