from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The only genus of Ovibovinæ extant, with one living species, O. moschatus, the musk-ox.
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- n. consisting of the musk-ox
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There is another inhabitant of the high north of this continent which deserves the notice of those who are disposed to attend to the questions concerning the extension of man's control over nature; this is the ovibos or musk-ox.
He is not of large size -- being between the stature of an ox and a sheep -- and in general appearance he resembles the latter more than the former; hence, among naturalists, he is styled the Sheep ox (_ovibos_).
The ovibos or musk ox, an animal yet scarcely known in Europe.
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