While Ned Land, clinging to the bows, belaboured the gigantic animal with blows from his harpoon, the creature's teeth were buried in the gunwale, and it lifted the whole thing out of the water, as a lion does a roebuck
But see, mes garcons, on this side of the church rises the square and darkling tower of Earl Salisbury's castle, and even from here I seem to see on yonder banner the red roebuck of the Montacutes.
Red upon white," said Alleyne, shading his eyes; "but whether roebuck or no is more than I could vouch.
Roebucks are typically hunted from stands, partly because, like the whitetail, a well-located stand will eventually put you in range of a buck at dawn or dusk.
I've never felt steady on them and didn't want to miss my chance at the biggest roebuck I'd seen all day.
He stands as my best European roebuck, and I doubt I'll ever beat him.
When you describe a roebuck as "big," it's only in relation to other roebuck, which are all very small.
Found from the peninsula of Spain and Portugal to Scandinavia, and from the British Isles to Mongolia, roebuck change little in appearance over this vast region but do get larger the father east they are found.
For that reason, some of the best European roebuck have come from eastern Europe, especially Hungary and Romania--but both England and Scotland do produce fine specimens.