impala

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n impala African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When a predator is chasing an impala, a type of antelope, it runs in a zig zag formation jumping as high as three metres
    • n impala An African antelope of the genus Æpyceros, which has rather long, divergent, lyrate horns. The best-known species is Æ. melampus of South Africa, of a dark-red color, white below, standing about 3 feet high. A small race of this species inhabits Nyassaland. Another species, Æ petersi, with black marking on the face, is found in West Africa, in Angola. Also known as pala.
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Usage

In literature:

Meanwhile Ventvoegel was lifting his snub nose, and sniffing the hot air for all the world like an old Impala ram who scents danger.
"King Solomon's Mines" by H. Rider Haggard
They passed antelopes anchored in the shade; hartebeest, impala, and roan after their kind.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
Look: impalas; and at those grand elands.
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
But that which lay in her hand was a flat bag, made of the dressed skin of an impala.
"The Induna's Wife" by Bertram Mitford
Now the impala is a small red antelope which used to frequent river banks in immense herds.
"By Veldt and Kopje" by William Charles Scully
The first occasion was also the first time that we got among the impala and saw them in numbers.
"Jock of the Bushveld" by Percy FitzPatrick
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