Origin of mountain goat
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for mountain goat
She knows well in what wild and solitary uplands to look for this mountain-goat.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
He eats like a horse at all times, and is as hardy as a mountain-goat.Dixie Hart
Will N. Harben
A great brown horse, gaunt and ugly as a mountain-goat, emerged.Boy Woodburn
On our return, we saw, below this lake, large flocks of the mountain-goat.
We saw on our way large flocks of the mountain-goat looking down on us from the cliffs.
- short for Rocky Mountain goat
- any wild goat inhabiting mountainous regions
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