from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which eats serpents; specifically, a large long-legged raptorial bird of Africa, the secretary-bird (which see, with cut).
  • n. A kind of wild goat found in India and Cashmere, Capra megaceros, the markhor: so called from some popular misapprehension.


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