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- noun true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
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It was evident to all, however, that they were some species of oxen or buffaloes, since they bore a general resemblance to animals of the family of _bovidae_.
It would be difficult to conceive a more appropriate name for them; but this did not satisfy the modern closet-naturalists -- who, finding certain differences between them and other _bovidae_, must needs form a new genus, to accommodate this one species, and by such means render the study of zoology more difficult.
Another group of people who believe in the eye's destructive power on four-legged bovidae are Saudi breeders of pedigree goats for competitions.
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