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musk ox


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n musk ox large shaggy-coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland; intermediate in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Musk ox (Zoöl) an Arctic hollow-horned ruminant (Ovibos moschatus), now existing only in America, but found fossil in Europe and Asia. It is covered with a thick coat of fine yellowish wool, and with long dark hair, which is abundant and shaggy on the neck and shoulders. The full-grown male weighs over four hundred pounds.
    • Musk ox (Zoöl) See under Musk.
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In literature:

In the neighbourhood was found a very fine cranium of the musk ox.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
He's hunting reindeer or musk ox somewhere up in British Columbia.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
They made themselves cups of musk-ox horn, each making a cup for himself from one side of the same beast's head.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
But the best game, the musk-ox, of which Parry found plenty at Melville Island, appeared not to frequent the shores of Victoria Bay.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
As already stated, there is a possibility of this latter ruminant being allied both to the takin and the musk-ox.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
His bushy eyebrows hung like a pair of Siberian musk-ox horns above his gleaming dark eyes.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
The lemming and the musk ox found a home, and the wild horse pranced about unrestrained by the hand of man.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
To the Westward of them the musk-ox may be found, but they have no dependence on it as an article of sustenance.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
Some wear a musk-ox tooth, a bit of ivory, or a small piece of bone.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
A full-grown musk-ox measures about 8 feet in length, inclusive of the short tail, and is 3 feet, 8 or 9 inches in height at the shoulders.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
MUSK-OX, horns of, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Having proved that they really were not dreaming, they shot a musk ox, which they used for their own and their dogs' refreshment.
"The Romance of Polar Exploration" by G. Firth Scott
Dried musk ox meat and strips of musk fat made a steady diet.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
A skeleton of a musk ox was found, showing they had been, at no distant time, visitors to this coast.
"North-Pole Voyages" by Zachariah Atwell Mudge
The musk-ox charged him, stopping within about forty yards.
"True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World" by Adolphus W. Greely
This is a favourite resort of the musk-ox as soon as the snow disappears.
"Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847" by John Rae
Dr. Kane was told that the musk ox is sometimes tainted after five minutes exposure to great cold.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
September 27th was a red-letter day, marking the death of the first musk-ox.
"The Barren Ground of Northern Canada" by Warburton Mayer Pike
The musk-ox is another interesting animal found in the north of America.
"Modern Geography" by Marion I. Newbigin
The walrus throve along the shores of Virginia and the musk ox grazed in Iowa and Kentucky.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton

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.