- n. Plural form of yak.
“British officials have learned that Iraq has recently sought significant amounts of mountain yaks from Niger.”
“But there is a fear among the sherpas and their aides who one wag decided should be called "yaks"--the pack animals who do the real heavy lifting that even after all their detailed planning and the drafting of 20 or more communiqués, the entire meeting could be hijacked by something outside their meticulous control.”
“I settle for organic juice squeezed from the sweat of yaks, which is all that we have in the refrigerator.”
“Tibetan maidens, calling the yaks to be milked, "Toosh -- toosh -- toooosh," in a gradually higher key; to which Toosh seemed supremely indifferent, till quickened in her movements by a stone or stick, levelled with unerring aim at her ribs; these animals were changing their long winter's wool for sleek hair, and the former hung about them in ragged masses, like tow.”
“High on the steep face of the mountain just below the snow line live yaks, which is unbelievable as the trail there is very hard to walk up even for humans.”
“yaks," or grunting oxen, in the valley; and these formed for a time the staple article of their food.”
“We sat down with the two yakkety-yaks and got a taste of turmoil to come.”
“OK, some presidential candidates haven't been able to answer that one, but Tatynisa doesn't miss a beat and yaks on about her "drive" while the camera closes in on her clenched fists.”
“She often paints landscapes and city scenes using Tibetan motifs, like Buddhas, yaks and nomadic life.”
““I have failed somehow,” he shouted out to the night, “ Alas, I must return her, wheel her back to the North where she may sit and chatter on with yaks and ostriches and the other divorcees.””
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