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  • The walls are hung with hideous shapes and skins of wild beasts; in which ever way I turn, I am attracted by odd shapes, such as the fierce visage of the grizzly bear, the white buffalo and panther; while interspersed among the horns of the cimmaron, elk and bison, are grim idols carved from the red claystone of the desert.

    Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches An Autobiography

  • Perfectly at home and comfortable on its almost impossible perch, the cimmaron curves its great neck and turns its head upward, gazing aloft toward the height whence it has descended.

    Confessions and Criticisms

  • On such a spot nothing but the cimmaron could retain its footing; yet there he stands, firm and secure as the rock itself, his fore feet planted close together, the fore legs rigid and straight as the shaft of a lance, while the hind legs pose easily in attendance upon them.

    Confessions and Criticisms

  • "The cimmaron always strikes plumb-centre, and he never makes a mistake," is Mr. Kemeys's laconic comment; and we can recognize the truth of the observation in this image.

    Confessions and Criticisms

  • The American bear and bison, the cimmaron and the elk, the wolf and the 'coon -- where will they be a generation hence?

    Confessions and Criticisms

  • He has met and overcome the panther and the grizzly single-handed, and has pursued the flying cimmaron to the snowy summits of the Rocky Mountains, and brought back its crescent horns as a trophy.

    Confessions and Criticisms

  • Beside the grizzly stands the mountain sheep, or cimmaron, the most difficult to capture of all four-footed animals, whose gigantic curved horns are the best trophy of skill and enterprise that a hunter can bring home with him.

    Confessions and Criticisms

  • Thar's that old gray cimmaron hibernatin 'about the bar whose name is

    Wolfville Nights

  • Not only does this ghost play opp'rate to stampede the cattle an 'set 'em runnin' cimmaron an 'locoed so they'll chase over the cliffs to their ends, but it serves to scare my cow-punchers off the range, which last, ondoubted, this Miguel looks on as a deesideratum.

    Wolfville Nights

  • We can recognise the horns and frontlets of the elk, the cimmaron, and the grim bison.

    The Scalp Hunters

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