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musk′ox`

or musk′ ox`,



n., pl. -ox•en.
a large bovid, Ovibos moschatus, of arctic regions of North America and Greenland, with shaggy fur and horns that curve downward.
[1735–45; so called from its odor]
Translations
bœuf musqué
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While at Gahcho Kue, she worked as part of the mine's environmental team, helping to collect water samples, seeing muskox on the tundra near the mine, and participating in a variety of monitoring programs.
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Terry Gunvordahl's craggy set and Stephanie Bahniuks often-totemic projections evoked a certain northern centre, and various theatrical accoutrements such as two shuffling inuksuit and a cute wooden muskox suggested the north in a sort of low-budget, comic book way.
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