pallah

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n pallah păl"lȧ (Zoöl) A large South African antelope (Æpyceros melampus). The male has long lyrate and annulated horns. The general color is bay, with a black crescent on the croup. Called also roodebok.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pallah An African antelope, Æpyceros melampus. It inhabits southern and western Africa, stands about three feet high at the withers, and is of a dark-reddish color above, dull-yellowish on the sides, and white beneath. There are no false hoofs, and only the male has horns. These are about twenty inches long, annulated, and the two together compose a lyrate figure. Also called impalla, and by the Dutch colonists roodebok (red buck).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pallah pal′a a small African antelope.
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Usage

In literature:

Of the latter sort is the large python, metse pallah, or tari.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
The path was well marked by elephants, hyenas, pallahs, and zebras, but for many a day no human foot had trod it.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
As the sun went down two graceful springboks and a herd of pallah came and drank, when I shot the best pallah in the troop.
"Forest and Frontiers" by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming
Much spoor of elands, zebras, gnus, kamas, pallahs, buffaloes, reed-bucks, with tsetse, their parasites.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
The pallahs kept moving on, sometimes slowly, at other times much faster.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Pallah is another fine species of South African antelope.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
All the central ground, where the pallahs were feeding, was open, and quite destitute of either bush or cover of any kind.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
The Pallah herds in South Africa.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
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