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kulan

noun
  1. the Asiatic wild ass of the Russian steppes, probably a variety of kiang or onager
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Word Origin

C18: from Kirghiz
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Historical Examples

  • Kulan slapped him heavily with the flat of his massive hand.

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    Harl Vincent

  • He hooked his thick fingers in the collar of Kulan's jacket and twisted until the big Martian loosed Novak and whirled around.

    Vulcan's Workshop

    Harl Vincent

  • Grasping a shoulder and a thigh, Fenton straightened his thick arms and Kulan was hoisted aloft.

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    Harl Vincent

  • Kulan fingered the black tube of his neutro-beam and his broad face was chalky white.

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  • The Tartars call him kulan, the Tibetans kiang, while the Mongolians give him the unpronounceable name of dschiggetai.