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thar

[tahr] /tɑr/
noun
1.
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tahr

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[tahr] /tɑr/
noun
1.
any of several Old World wild goats of the genus Hemitragus, as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr) introduced into New Zealand, having a long mane and short, stout, recurving horns: most are endangered or threatened in their native regions.
Origin of tahr
1832
First recorded in 1832, tahr is from the Nepali word thār
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  • thars nary a critter in the bunch whatever makes a murmur about you.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • thars thirty foot of rubbage, I tell yer, at the bottom of the shaft.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • thars them ladies on the warpath, an Aunt Nettie at their head!

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • thars two kinds of folks you must never surrender to: ladies an Injuns.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Why, thars been a galoot around Tintacker ever since Spring opened.

  • Wall he sed, "thars your letter box over on thother corner, now you let this box alone."

  • Besides it aint jest the pony; thars the skelpworth twenty-five dollars, it is, at the Dodge Bank.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • I think, said Mr. Kelly, judgmatically, that thars a passel of Updegraffe people stampedin about the streets.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • thars a saw-buck, quoth Rattlesnake, bringing up a ten-dollar goldpiece and tossing it to Jack.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • thars two things in this republic which no white man has a license to decline; ones the presidency, an tothers a lady.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for thars

tahr

/tɑː/
noun
1.
any of several goatlike bovid mammals of the genus Hemitragus, such as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), of mountainous regions of S and SW Asia, having a shaggy coat and curved horns
Word Origin
C19: variation of Nepali thār

thar

/θɑː/
noun
1.
a rare goatlike antelope (Capricornis thar) of mountainous regions of S Asia Also called Himalayan serow
Word Origin
from Nepali thār
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