Synonyms for antelope

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If I bear marks, y'ought to see the antelope; and the sulky!

The Antelope droves are nearly gone; Hound and lead were too much for them.

I vote we leave the antelope where it is for the present, and shoot a few chicken for dinner.

A dozen of Alf's prairie chicken will not be equal to an antelope—if I get him!

And we are as likely now to uncover a war party as a herd of antelope.

But Bucks, as well as his experienced companion, had brought down an antelope.

Scott covered the ground fast, but he searched in vain for sign of antelope.

She went back to her horse as lightfooted and graceful as an antelope.

The antelope is famous as the swiftest quadruped native in America.

But now the buffalo and antelope have disappeared; the Indian likewise is gone.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus (11c.), from Greek antholops (attested in Eusebius of Antioch, c.336 C.E.), a fabulous animal haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch and having long saw-like horns capable of cutting down trees. Original sense and language unknown (it looks like Greek "flower-eye," as if from anthos + ops, but that may be a result of Greek folk etymology). A heraldic animal, also known in Medieval Latin as talopus and calopus, the name was applied c.1600 to a living type of deer-like mammal. In the western U.S., it is used in reference to the pronghorn.

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