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  • adj. Attributive form of musk ox, noun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ruminant mammal, Ovibos moschatus, of the family Bovidæ and subfamily Ovibovinæ, intermediate between an ox and a sheep in size and many other respects.


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  • The Barrens — well, they are the Barrens, the bad lands of the Arctic, the deserts of the Circle, the bleak and bitter home of the musk-ox and the lean plains wolf.


  • I came in from Edmonton after musk-ox, and like Pike and the rest of them, had my mischances, only I lost my party and outfit.


  • Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal In the Arctic section shown here, two wolves attack a musk-ox standing in a field of artificial snow.

    Animal House in New Canaan

  • "But there are 48,000 musk-ox and 80 different types of wild flowers that bloom during two weeks in early July, as well as an estimated 1,500 polar bears."

    Stieg Larsson Fourth Book: Unfinished Manuscript Is Shrouded In Mystery

  • Around each house, though, lay signs of a vigorous subsistence life: handmade wooden sleds, kayaks, rusting snowmobiles kept for spare parts, musk-ox and reindeer horns, and hunks of fresh, black whale meat.

    The Edge of Extinction

  • On a slight platform on the seaward edge was a low, dome-shaped tent about fifteen feet across, its frame of whalebones covered with layers of sealskins and musk-ox hide.

    Crusader Gold

  • Jack's eyes smarted from the acrid smoke rising from the hearth, fed by clabs of dried musk-ox dung.

    Crusader Gold

  • Handsome tiger and leopard skin rugs, the fur of a musk-ox for his divan, and tanned and brown-stained goat and kid skins for his tables, gave a sense of elegance and reserved profusion.

    The Financier

  • One of these is the plainsman's hilarious attempt to catch a musk-ox in the arctic.

    Zane Grey, Romancing the West

  • It seemed to be a year when the musk-ox population was at a high point in its cycle.

    The Plains of Passage


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