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  • n. Alternative form of hartebeest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large South African antelope (Alcelaphus caama), formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked with black, the rump with white.
  • n. Any anteleope of the genus Alcelaphus and certain species of Darnaliscus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large African antelope, Alcelaphus caama. Also called caama.


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  • Occasionally, from some branch that overhangs a _Nullah_, he will drop down on the thirsty eland or hartbeest, rendering resistance a Nullity; but his favorite game is fighting the tiger, at which, unlike the human species, he always wins when in the vein for that kind of sport.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 12, June 18, 1870

  • [386-2] The sassaby is a large African antelope, resembling the hartbeest, but having regularly curved horns.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • The water brook of the hartbeest and antelope, it brings with it their quiet reflections, just as it brings the awful horn and the pig-like face of the rhinoceros.

    The Pools of Silence

  • They had come upon the remains of the hartbeest, but had not discovered any water-melons, and their horses were, therefore, scarcely able to proceed.

    In the Wilds of Africa

  • "Mount and ride after that fellow, Andrew!" exclaimed Stanley, pointing to the hartbeest he had wounded.

    In the Wilds of Africa

  • At length, greatly to my satisfaction, for my horse was nearly done up, over the hartbeest rolled; and, springing from my saddle, I put an end to its sufferings.

    In the Wilds of Africa

  • Greater kudu (T. strepsiceros), hartbeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), steenbok (Aepyceros melampus), sable (Hippotragus niger) and roan antelope (H. equinus) are found in fewer numbers, generally preferring the woodland margins of inundated grasslands.

    Zambezian flooded grasslands


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