Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small deer of the pampas of South America, Cariacus campestris, the male of which has antlers dichotomous at the end, and with a simple brow-snag.It is one of two species forming the subgenus Blastocerus.

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Examples

  • There were rheas—ostriches—and small pampas-deer on this plain; the coloration of the rheas made it difficult to see them at a distance, whereas the bright red coats of the little deer, and their uplifted flags as they ran, advertised them afar off.

    VI. Through the Highland Wilderness of Western Brazil

  • There were rheas -- ostriches -- and small pampas-deer on this plain; the coloration of the rheas made it difficult to see them at a distance, whereas the bright red coats of the little deer, and their uplifted flags as they ran, advertised them afar off.

    Through the Brazilian Wilderness

  • Kermit, riding a big, iron-mouthed, bull-headed white mule, rode off to one side on a hunt, and rejoined the line of march carrying two bucks of the little pampas-deer, or field deer, behind his saddle.

    Through the Brazilian Wilderness

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