Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having four horns, as the Quito sheep, or the four-horned antelope, Tetraceros quadricornis, of India.

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Examples

  • Among the reptiles the following nine species are considered narrow endemics: Atractapsis coalescens, Chamaeleo eisentrauti, Pfeffer's chameleon (C. pfefferi), four-horned chameleon (C. quadricornis), Cnemaspis gigas, Leptosiaphos chriswildi, L. ianthinoxantha, angel's five-toed skink (L. lepesmei), and Panaspis duruarum.

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • Cold-water species of fresh and salt-water origin are the white fish Baltic herring Clupea harengus, salmon Salmo salar, four-horned sculpin and eel pout Zoarces viviparus.

    Kvarken Archipelago High Coast, Finland and Sweden

  • The mammal assemblage also includes several threatened species such as the tiger, Asian elephant, gaur, sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata), great Indian civet (Viverra zibetha), and four-horned antelope or chousingha (Tetracerus quadricornis).

    Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests

  • As we left I scratched the head of a friendly four-horned ovine gentleman, who smelled pleasantly of lanoline.

    pron. “GUY-sir”

  •  Once he came upon an old woman driving a four-horned cow before her with a switch.

    Son of a Witch

  •   “A four-horned cow gives quality milk, useful for certain recipes,” said the woman.

    Son of a Witch

  • The four-horned antelope of South Asia is a similarly tough, tractable animal that is also the size of a small dog.

    26 Mouse Deer

  • The areas where these antelopes might be used are sub-Saharan Africa for the African species and South Asia for the four-horned antelope.

    26 Mouse Deer

  • Sunis and four-horned antelope, on the other hand, drink regularly and seldom live far from water sources.

    26 Mouse Deer

  • The four-horned antelope has a whistling call, which helps keep the family group together.

    26 Mouse Deer

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