Definition of Oryxes
1. Noun. (plural of oryx) ¹
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Definition of Oryxes
1. oryx [n] - See also: oryx
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Literary usage of Oryxes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lake Ngami, Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings by Charles John Andersson, John Charles Frémont (1857)
"... HE TOSSES THE AUTHOR DEPART FROM BARMEN DIFFICULTY OF CROSSING RIVERS—ENCOUNTER GREAT NUMBERS OF oryxes. This overflow was equally great in the Swakop, ..."
2. Lake Ngami: Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings by Charles John Andersson (1857)
"Encounter great numbers of oryxes. WE were now in the depth of the rainy season. Bain, as already said, rarely falls in the neighborhood of Walfisch Bay; ..."
3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1892)
"Bv throwing stones towards the oryxes, whistling, and other signs, which the dogs thoroughly understand, they are shown the game, and settle down to their ..."
4. Herodotus by Herodotus (1830)
"U is without doubt the white antelope, which ia very common at the Cape. f> oryxes.]—Pliny describes this animal as having but one horn ; Oppian, ..."
5. Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa: With by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming (1874)
"I had ridden about a mile, when I suddenly perceived a gallant herd of nine old oryxes cantering toward me, all of them carrying horns of immense length and ..."
6. Life-histories of African Game Animals by Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Heller (1914)
"... in the aggregate far outnumber oryxes, yet relatively to oryxes they are conspicuous, and their habits are identical so far as escape from their foes is ..."
7. Catalogue of the Collection of Antique Gems Formed by James, Ninth Earl of by James Carnegie Southesk, Lady Helena Mariota Carnegie (1908)
"In upper range, two winged sphinxes standing face to face, two curve-horned oryxes, and a scorpion lying between these groups. Robed deity (/. ..."
8. The Rediscovered Country by Stewart Edward White (1915)
"His own oryx was concealed; but that was not a legitimate argument simply because wild oryxes do not happen to do what stuffed ..."