Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of ibex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The European ibex.
  • n. A small South African antelope (Nanotragus tragulus) which frequents dry, rocky districts; -- called also steenbok.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ibex.
  • n. Same as steenbok.

Etymologies

From German Steinbock. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The case is only too clear: my goodness! the steinbock is the ----.

    Vittoria — Volume 5

  • The case is only too clear: my goodness! the steinbock is the -- "Der Teu! ..." said Andreas, with a comic stop of horror, the rhyme falling cleverly to

    Vittoria — Complete

  • The case is only too clear: my goodness! the steinbock is the -- "Der Teu.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • The steinbock and the chamois, which live in the highest mountains, are still found, but other breeds, such as the argalis, which inhabited the foot hills and the high table lands, have disappeared, as Europe has become more thickly populated.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898

  • The chamois is becoming rare, and the ibex or steinbock, once common in all the high Alps, is now believed to be confined to the Cogne mountains in Piedmont, between the valleys of the Dora Baltea and the Orco, though it is said that a few still linger about the Grandes Jorasses near Cormayeur.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 02 (historical)

  • A little boy whose imagination was alive with the tale of the steinbock, declared that her face was awful, and that she had only the, use of one foot.

    Vittoria — Volume 5

  • He was now ready to improvize, and dashed thumb and finger on the zither, tossing up his face, swarthy-flushed: "There was a steinbock with a beard."

    Vittoria — Volume 5

  • Henceforth the mountaineer becomes transformed into a champion of humanity, hunting the wicked bearded steinbock in all corners; especially through the cabinet of those dark men who decree the taxes detested in Tyrol.

    Vittoria — Volume 5

  • The mountaineer is perplexed; an able man, a dead shot, who must undo the puzzle or lose faith in his skill, is a tremendous pursuer, and the mountaineer follows the steinbock ever.

    Vittoria — Volume 5

  • The steinbock led through the whole course of a mountaineer's emotions and experiences, with piff-paff continually left of him and right of him and nothing hitting him.

    Vittoria — Volume 5

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