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See hyrax.

[Afrikaans, diminutive of das, badger, from Middle Dutch; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Animals) another name for a hyrax, esp the rock hyrax
[C19: from Afrikaans]
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(ˈhaɪ ræks)

n., pl. -rax•es, -ra•ces (-rəˌsiz)
any small, short-legged mammal of the order Hyracoidea, of Africa and SW Asia, having hooflike nails on the toes.
Also called dassie.
[1825–35; < New Latin < Greek hýrax, s. hýrak- shrewmouse]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dassie - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toesdassie - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
family Procaviidae, Procaviidae - includes all recent members of the order Hyracoidea
Procavia capensis, rock hyrax, rock rabbit - hyrax that lives in rocky areas
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In folktales an example can be found in one titled "Rungano rwembira yairera mwana" (The tale of a dassie that babysat a human baby) (Fortune, 2010: 56-62).
(12) This strategy finds a related, more explicit form in Rose-Innes's later novel Green Lion, where each chapter title is an organism (e.g., "Dassie," "Quagga," "Stegosaurus").
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'Snoring' and sneezing leading to epistaxis also occur in another |Xam tale: blood falls from Mother Dassie's nose after a sneeze (Bleek 1924: 47).
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