Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small Asiatic deer, typical of the family Tragulidæ, including T. javanicus, the napu of Java, and the kanchil, or pygmy chevrotain, T. pygmæus. The latter is very small, and is renowned for its cunning in the Asiatic isles as the fox is with us, being said to feign death when snared, and then to leap up and run off when disentangled from the snare.
- n. type genus of the Tragulidae
“As we were standing near my tent, getting ready to take it down, a plandok (mouse-deer, _tragulus_) came along -- among the Saputans, and probably most Dayaks, reputed to be the wisest and most cunning of all animals, and in folklore playing the part of our fox.”
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