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  • adjective Attributive form of red deer, noun.

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Examples

  • The shrill clarion of the cock was now heard, the demon lost all further power over his victim, and letting him drop with a mighty shudder and a neighing yell, instantly plunged into the loch, the waters of which, for a long time after, boiled and bubbled as if it were a gigantic hunts­man's kettle of the kind in which he dresseth the haunch of the red-deer in the corrie.

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  • No sooner had the Captain reached the apartment than this promise was fulfilled; and, in a short time afterwards, the added comforts of a pasty of red-deer venison rendered him very tolerant both of confinement and want of society.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • So the old hen who has swallowed the dun fly is killed, plucked, and roasted, and certain “black Dartmoor mutton” is put on the gridiron, and being compelled to confess the truth by that fiery torment, proclaims itself to all noses as red-deer venison.

    Westward Ho!

  • Their number was very great, and from a desperate stand which they made, with the tallest of the red-deer stags arranged in front, in a sort of battle-array, gazing on the group which barred their passage down the glen, the more experienced sportsmen began to augur danger.

    Waverley

  • They are as small as the roe, but they have horns as big as many of the red-deer.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873

  • North to Scotland's moors and forests, where the grouse and red-deer dwell;

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, July 23, 1892

  • But few are the travellers that pass the edge of Loch Etichan, and if the adventurous tourist desires company, he had better try to find an eagle -- not even the red-deer, we should suppose, when driven to his utmost need, seeks such a shelter, and as for foxes and wild-cats they know too well the value of comfortable quarters in snug glens, to expose themselves to catch cold in so Greenland-like a region.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • The latter, which is our red-deer, survived in a wild state, in our county and neighbourhood, until comparatively modern times.

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

  • As we passed down through the broken forest-land on the other side, we could see, on the top of the gentler elevations, the slender-branched horns of the red-deer between us and the sky.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • "Pooh!" the reader will say, "it was an eagle looking at the sun, or a red-deer snuffing with his expanded nostrils the tainted air."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

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