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  • n. A female goat.

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  • n. female goat


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  • There were rumblings in the mountains, night-walking of spirits; a woman of Punta-Puna had been struck speechless, and a five - legged she-goat had been born in the village of Eiho.


  • She gives her henpecked husband "a conjugal beating" and sees to it that omens begin to be reported: a plague of rats, bad crops, mangoes tasteless, plantains eaten by worms, tiger sharks appearing in the harbor and fish disappearing, poi in poi-pits turned bitter, a five-legged she-goat born — all due to the strange money of Fulualea.

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • Valhall; a very great throng is there, and many more shall yet come; the flesh of the boar Soerfmnir is sodden for them every day, and he is whole again at even; and the mead they drink that flows from the teats of the she-goat Heidhrun.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • She threw the door open, and unladed the ass of all his wares, and first of the youngling, whom she shook awake, and bore into the house, and laid safely on the floor of the chamber; nor did she wait on her wailing, but set about what was to be done to kindle fire, and milk a she-goat, and get meat upon the board.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • These two babes had between them a milk-white she-goat, and had been playing with her, and now she turned her head to this and that one of them, bleating, as if to crave more of the game; but they had no eyes for her, but stood staring with might and main on the new-comer and her shining golden gown.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • He immediately rode to his dwelling, and the remaining she-goat came bleating to meet him, for her milking time was long past.

    The Black Dwarf

  • He fits the saying, “Like the naughty she-goat who used her hoof to dig up a knife from under the earth”

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  • Having ascertained, as they imagined, that the spot was devoid of living creature, they were on the point of returning to their boat, when their attention was arrested by a faint bleating, and immediately afterwards a solitary she-goat came bounding towards the shore.

    Off on a Comet

  • Afterwards he lifted up his eyes to heavenwards, then turned them in his head like a she-goat in the painful fit of an absolute birth, in doing whereof he did cough and sigh exceeding heavily.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Twins with sheep and goats may be due to richness of pasturage, or to the fact that either the ram or the he-goat is a twin-begetter or that the ewe or the she-goat is a twin-bearer.

    The History of Animals


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