from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as musk-ox.


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  • The history of the investigation of the ancient gravel beds of the Somme is briefly this: More than one instance had been noted of the finding of flint implements, apparently the work of men, in association with bones of various animals, such as hyenas, mammoths, musk-sheep, and others, which, as we have just seen, lived in Europe during the Glacial Age.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • Arctic animals, such as musk-sheep and reindeer, lived all the year around in Southern France.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • We are, however, quite certain that when the climate was severe enough to permit such animals as the musk-sheep and the reindeer to inhabit South-western Europe, man must have been provided with an abundance of warm clothing, though doubtless rudely made and fashioned.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • When the cold of the Glacial Age passed away, the musk-sheep, reindeer, and other animals, were driven out of Europe.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • On the one hand, we find such animals as the musk-sheep, reindeer, and arctic fox, animals whose natural home is in high northern latitudes, where snow and ice prevail most of the year.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • It need not surprise us, therefore, to learn of reindeer and musk-sheep feeding on stunted herbage in what now constitutes Southern France.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • European race, known as the "Cave-men" because their remains are found in caves in Western Europe, always associated with the bones of arctic animals, such as the reindeer, the arctic fox, and the musk-sheep.

    French Pathfinders in North America

  • Ibex and musk-sheep fell before my good old revolver, so that I lacked not for food in the higher altitudes.


  • The musk-sheep is brown and conspicuous; but it is gregarious, and its safety depends upon its ability to recognise its kind and keep with the herd.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • And this second list refutes the rival hypotheses: for the sable, the musk-sheep and the raven are as much exposed to the glare of the snow, and to the cold, as the other animals are.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive


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