Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bleekbok of South Africa, Antilope scoparia or Scopophorus ourebi, about 2 feet high, of a pale-dun color, white below, with sharp strong annulated horns in the male, inhabiting open plains.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A small, graceful, and swift African antelope, allied to the klipspringer.
“The buck, on first perceiving the strange object, uttered a sharp whistle, and darted off with the swiftness of a bird -- for the "ourebi" is one of the swiftest of African antelopes.”
“That was the fawn of an "ourebi," -- one of the elegant little antelopes that are found in such variety over the plains and in the "bush" of Southern Africa.”
“It would have been better that Jan had never seen the little "ourebi," -- better both for Jan and the antelope, for that night the innocent creature was the cause of a terrible panic in the camp.”
“ourebi," -- better both for Jan and the antelope, for that night the innocent creature was the cause of a terrible panic in the camp.”
“Within the St. Floris region, the most abundant large mammals seem to be kob Kobus kob, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, with other fairly abundant ungulates including waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, oribi Ourebia ourebi, topi Damaliscus lunatus, reedbuck Redunca redunca, roan antelope Hippotragus equines and giant eland Taurotragus derbianus; also buffalo Syncerus caffer, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus and hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius.”
“Three lakes are also found in this park, providing habitat for a variety of waterbirds as well as antelope species with a preference for marshy or open, grassy habitat such as sitatunga, oribi (Ourebia ourebi), waterbuck, tsessebe, and lechwe (Kobus leche).”
“Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and oribi (Ourebia ourebi) also frequent extensive floodplains and grasslands, although the latter favor less waterlogged areas such as termitaries, where herbs and woody growth provide food and cover.”
“Large populations of several antelopes are present and include an estimated population of 1,500-2,000 of the endemic grey rhebok Pelea capreolus, 1,000 reedbuck Redunca arundinum, and approximately 2,000 eland Taurotragus oryx; also bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, blue duiker Cephalophus monticola, klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus and oribi Ourebia ourebi.”
“Oribi (Ourebia ourebi) favor the less waterlogged areas on extensive floodplains such as the Zambezi delta, where termitaries, herbs and woody growth provide cover and supplement their diet.”
“The pretty little tianyane or ourebi is abundant further on, and herds of blue weldebeests or brindled gnus (Katoblepas Gorgon) amused us by their fantastic capers.”
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a large light-coloured antelope with curled horns. L. from an African word quoted by Pliny.
any one of a group of hollow-horned...
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