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steinbock

noun
  1. another name for ibex

Word Origin

C17: from German Steinbock; compare steenbok
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Historical Examples

  • He could see the young man waiting in vain, at the Hotel Steinbock.

    Samuel Brohl & Company

    Victor Cherbuliez

  • Tears rose to Steinbock's eyes as he heard her vehement and artless speech.

    Cousin Betty

    Honore de Balzac

  • "Then I shall break the mould and the model as soon as I go home," said Steinbock.

    Cousin Betty

    Honore de Balzac

  • "And she is madly in love with my friend Steinbock," Leon de Lora put in.

    Cousin Betty

    Honore de Balzac

  • The chef's attentions were, in fact, devoted to Louise, the Countess Steinbock's maid.

    Cousin Betty

    Honore de Balzac