Definitions

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  • n. An short-horned Indian antelope.

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Examples

  • During a morning's ride my greyhound put up a _nilghai_ [3] so close to us that Watson, aiming a blow at him with his sword, gashed his quarter.

    Forty-one years in India From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief

  • The pig -- who, of course, will go to the ends of the earth for a full meal -- moved first by companies, scuffling over the rocks, and the deer followed, with the small wild foxes that live on the dead and dying of the herds; and the heavy-shouldered nilghai moved parallel with the deer, and the wild buffaloes of the swamps came after the nilghai.

    The Second Jungle Book

  • Let the deer and the pig and the nilghai look to it.

    The Second Jungle Book

  • Yalaha! call for the buck-driving, when the Pack drives the nilghai, the big blue cow, before them, and it seemed to come from the very ends of the earth, nearer, and nearer, and nearer, till it ended in a shriek snapped off short.

    The Second Jungle Book

  • The deer and the pig and the nilghai were milling round and round in a circle of eight or ten miles radius, while the Eaters of Flesh skirmished round its edge.

    The Second Jungle Book

  • For Tressady had spoken in passing of nilghai-shooting in the Himalayas, and the remark had brought the flush of an habitual discontent to the young man's cheek.

    Sir George Tressady — Volume I

  • All the mess plate was out on the long table -- the same table that had served up the bodies of five officers after a forgotten fight long and long ago -- the dingy, battered standards faced the door of entrance, clumps of winter-roses lay between the silver candlesticks, and the portraits of eminent officers deceased looked down on their successors from between the heads of sambhur, nilghai, markhor, and, pride of all the mess, two grinning snow-leopards that had cost Basset -

    Life's Handicap

  • All the mess plate was out on the long table -- the same table that had served up the bodies of five officers after a forgotten fight long and long ago -- the dingy, battered standards faced the door of entrance, clumps of winter-roses lay between the silver candlesticks, and the portraits of eminent officers deceased looked down on their successors from between the heads of sambhur, nilghai, markhor, and, pride of all the mess, two grinning snow-leopards that had cost Basset-Holmer four months 'leave that he might have spent in

    Soldier Stories

  • a goat; and also I have never killed a goat but I wished it had been buck; nor buck but I wished it had been nilghai.

    The Second Jungle Book

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