Origin of wildebeest
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A column of wildebeest cantered rigidly in the other direction—all spindly legs, candyfloss white beards, and sloping backs.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot
July 9, 2013
What could there be in my wiping my face to provoke the wildebeest anew?
If I leaped down, the wildebeest would kill me to a certainty.
My first shot in Africa was at a wildebeest at three hundred yards.In Africa</p>
John T. McCutcheon
The Kaffir had shot a wildebeest, he said, but he had come to assist them in disposing of theirs.Hendricks the Hunter
Hence their trivial names of “blauw” wildebeest and “brindled” gnoo.The Young Yagers
- another name for gnu
C19: from Afrikaans, literally: wild beast
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Word Origin and History for wildebeest
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