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another name for ibex
Word Origin
C17: from German Steinbock; compare steenbok
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  • Madame steinbock's was almost red, and she would be in every point unlike her.

    Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac
  • He could see the young man waiting in vain, at the Hotel steinbock.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • By this convention it was agreed, that steinbock with his officers and men might be ransomed or exchanged.

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

    Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac
  • steinbock himself was a polished, amiable gentleman, in no wise meriting this ill-feeling.

    The Goose Girl Harold MacGrath
  • "I no longer wonder at my father-in-law's follies," said steinbock to Lisbeth.

    Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac
  • Lisbeth was to dine with Valerie that evening, to tell steinbock those things about the lady which nobody can say about herself.

    Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac
  • If I inquire point-blank for steinbock, I shall be laughed at to my face.

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

    Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac

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