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  • n. Alternative spelling of mouflon.

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  • n. wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia


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  • Also, we met many English sportsmen tramping and camping among the mountains in search of the "moufflon," a kind of mountain wild sheep, which, at a short distance, looks very like a donkey with big ram's horns on its head.

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  • Of the rich metal finds from Hissar III we reproduce p. 43 here only a drawing of a moufflon head, one of five, made of gold foil and intended to be sewn on to some sort of textile.

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  • One would like to know whether there was any connection between the frequent representations of moufflon and ibex on the one hand and of female figurines on the other.

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  • Dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas) and moufflon (Ammotragus lervia) were recently documented in the Jebel Uweinat portion of the ecoregion.

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  • However, moufflon overgraze the higher parts of the massif where the flora is poor, leading to the decline of high altitude plant species and an increase in inedible species.

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  • The island is home to a number of mammals such as the Cyprus moufflon (Ovis orientalis ophion), which is a rare type of wild sheep found only on the island of Cyprus.

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  • The fauna of Shikahogh has not been explored completely but studies have already revealed rare species of animals such as leopards, bezoar, moufflon, bear, snowcock and vipers among others.

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  • Deledda thought that the best Christmas gift she ever got was a moufflon, the shorthaired grayish-brown or russet wild sheep native to Sardinia and Corsica.

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  • And he had got back the wild moufflon, which had run away when he was attacked.

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  • The heath sheep -- the little, contented, weather-hardened grazing sheep of the L√ľneburg and other heaths -- belong to one of the oldest species, and their tails are as short and their horns as dark as those of the moufflon.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898


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