mountain goat


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mountain goat

n.
A goat antelope (Oreamnos americanus) of the northern Rocky Mountains, having curved black horns and a yellowish-white coat and beard. Also called Rocky Mountain goat.
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mountain goat

n
1. (Animals) short for Rocky Mountain goat
2. (Animals) any wild goat inhabiting mountainous regions
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Rock′y Moun′tain goat′


n.
a long-haired, white wild goat, Oreamnos americanus, of W North America, having short black horns.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mountain goat - sure-footed mammal of mountainous northwestern North Americamountain goat - sure-footed mammal of mountainous northwestern North America
goat antelope - bovid related to goats but having antelope-like features: mountain goats; gorals; serows; chamois; gnu goats
genus Oreamnos, Oreamnos - mountain goats
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Translations
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mountain goat

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References in classic literature ?
Its vivid yellows fairly screamed aloud; its whites were as eider down; its blacks glossy as the finest anthracite coal, and its coat long and shaggy as a mountain goat. That it is a beautiful animal there is no gainsaying, but if its size and colors are magnified here within Pellucidar, so is the ferocity of its disposition.
We rushed over the brow of the hill, and there was our man running with great speed down the other side, springing over the stones in his way with the activity of a mountain goat. A lucky long shot of my revolver might have crippled him, but I had brought it only to defend myself if attacked and not to shoot an unarmed man who was running away.
The heavy brogans on the man's feet made him appear clumsy-footed, but he swung down from the giddy height as lightly and airily as a mountain goat. A rock, turning under his foot on the edge of the precipice, did not disconcert him.
There are mountain goats, wild chickens and wild cattle.
PS40, www.jack-wolfskin.co.uk SPLURGE Mountain Hardware Kids Mountain Goat Adjustable A grow-with-thechild bag that also offers serious warmth on chilly camping nights.
I decided to rest my feet on this trip and chose the 10 Lakes Spectacular Tour, available with the local Mountain Goat Tour Company.
Hunters pursuing a trophy mountain goat completely on the basis of official score in relation to Boone & Crockett or Pope & Young club measurements are advised to hunt early.
CTWSRO is managing the Mount Jefferson Rocky Mountain goat population on their lands to provide cultural and ceremonial opportunities for tribal members.
He's like a mountain goat, so full of energy and jumping and climbing everywhere.
Close to 25 years ago - for want of official confirmation - Muscat Municipality installed these glass reinforced plastic (GRP) animals with the objective of presenting wildlife, especially those indigenous to the sultanate like the Arabian oryx and mountain goat, to the general public.
One day recently, a new visitor was taking in the scene: a mountain goat. Just weeks earlier, she had been grazing the alpine meadows of Olympic National Park, but wildlife officials there decided she had overstayed her welcome.
If you'd prefer a guided tour, the Mountain Goat minibus takes you to all the hotspots and off the beaten track.