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barking deer

Origin of barking deer
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He is called the barking deer, because he can bark or yap almost like a dog.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • The commonest of the deer tribe is the khakar, or barking deer.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • The hill world waited for the winter; down a far valley we could hear a barking deer.

    The Pool in the Desert Sara Jeanette Duncan
  • The musk deer is found in the snows, and the barking deer on every hill side.

  • He lives in India, and is called the barking deer; only, he is not exactly a deer, but an antelope.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • In this way the barking deer leads the tiger on and on through the jungle from bush to bush.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • Many kinds of deer are there, to be preyed upon by man or beast, from the pretty little gyi or barking deer to the lordly sambur.

    Burma R.Talbot Kelly
  • Mr. Sanderson mentions an instance when a barking deer he shot was partially devoured by a bear during the night.

  • At different times I possessed half a dozen barking deer fawns, one of which became an institution in Buxa.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • Then a barking deer broke out about a hundred and fifty yards away, and I fired at it.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
British Dictionary definitions for barking deer

barking deer

another name for muntjac
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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