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  • adj. Attributive form of fallow deer, noun.

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Examples

  • Into this romantic region the father and daughter proceeded, arm in arm, by a noble avenue overarched by embowering elms, beneath which groups of the fallow-deer were seen to stray in distant perspective.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • All those that she had seen had horrified her with their fallow-deer laughter and their coarse limbs.

    Salammbo

  • The stag, as well as the fallow-deer, and the roe, were formerly so abundant that, according to Lesley, from five hundred to a thousand were sometimes slain at a hunting-match; but the native races would already have been extinguished, had they not been carefully preserved in certain forests.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 531, January 28, 1832

  • No. I should not like to see my wild Highland doe shut up in one of your southern parks among your tame fallow-deer.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873

  • Marian into a formidable Girzy, and provide her with a suit of linsey-woolsey against the weather, and a pair of pattens big enough to have frightened all the fallow-deer of the forest with their clatter.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847

  • BUCK, (1) (From the O.Eng. _buc_, a he-goat, and _bucca_, a male deer), the male of several animals, of goats, hares and rabbits, and particularly of the fallow-deer.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • No more the maid Diana shall follow the fallow-deer

    A Handbook for Latin Clubs

  • A young fallow-deer stood under an oak-tree, lifting its head to gaze without dismay, almost a phantom; every moment the dawn spread wider; at last the sea showed, leaden in the bay, mists revealed themselves upon

    Doom Castle

  • And then she saw him coming -- it seemed almost as though her thought had drawn him -- coming with swift feet over the grassy slopes of the park, too eager to follow the winding carriage-way, while the fallow-deer bounded lightly aside at the sound of his footsteps, halting at a safe distance to regard the intruder with big, timorous, velvety eyes.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • It was full of animals we dare not shoot, but which they found easy to the bullet; red-deer with horns -- even at three years old -- stunted to knobs by a constant life in the shade and sequestration of the trees they threaded their lives through, or dun-bellied fallow-deer unable to face the blasts of the exposed hills, light-coloured yeld hinds and hornless "heaviers" (or winterers) the size of oxen.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

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