Musk-ox

Definitions

  • BULL FIGHTS WITH THE MUSK OX ABOUT CAPE SPARBO
    BULL FIGHTS WITH THE MUSK OX ABOUT CAPE SPARBO
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Musk-ox a ruminant of arctic America, with long smooth hair, its horns meeting in a shield over the forehead, exhaling a strong musky smell
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. musc—L. muscus, Gr. moschos—Pers. musk—Sans. mushka, a testicle.

Usage

In literature:

At times he gives off a musky odor, and it is from this that he gets his name of Musk Ox.
"The Burgess Animal Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Musk ox, as index of climate.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
On the floor were magnificent skins of wolf, bear, musk ox and mountain goat.
"The Sky Pilot" by Ralph Connor
The musk-ox hide covered the entrance hole.
"The Eskimo Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Macavoy drew back to the wall, dropped the musk-ox skin to the ground, and stripped himself to the waist.
"Romany of the Snows Being A Continuation Of The Personal Histories Of "Pierre And His People" And The Last Existing Records Of Pretty Pierre" by Gilbert Parker
The genus comprising the Musk-ox.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
But we must press on after other game, and we will now try and get a shot at a musk-ox.
"Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy" by Frank Richard Stockton
One summer I pushed to the Coppermine in the teeth of them, and traded with the Yellow Knives for the robes of the musk-ox.
"Conjuror's House" by Stewart Edward White
The men sleep on the floor in their clothes, with a musk-ox skin under, and a light deerskin over them.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
The musk-ox knows the standard that flouts the Northern Light: What is the Flag of England?
"Lyra Heroica" by Various
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In poetry:

Go to the Wild that waits for me;
Go where the moose and the musk-ox be;
Go to the wolf and the secret snows;
Go to my fate . . . who knows, who knows!
"The Nostomaniac" by Robert W Service

In news:

Kids Feed Musk Ox Calves at AWCC.
Meet the baby Musk Ox at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.
The Sun checks out the the baby Musk Ox.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Names Baby Musk Ox.
On Monday, representatives from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center released the name of this season's first-born baby musk ox.
Musk ox mothers stick close to their calves at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer on Thursday, May 3, 2012.
Twelve musk oxen have been born so far this season at the Musk Ox Farm.
The Noma approach to cooking is concentrated on obtaining the best raw materials from the Nordic region such as Icelandic skyr curd, halibut, Greenland musk ox and berries.
A musk ox near Nome .
Veterinarian Dr John Blake said this is the sixth recorded instance of musk ox twins in captivity.
Musk ox mothers stick close to their calves at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer on Thursday, May 3, 2012.
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