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" They have, pre-eminently, all the characteristics of wild animals, with some peculiarities that are sometimes very curious and amusing. They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day ; — they are fierce when pressed, but,... "
A natural history of British and foreign quadrupeds: containing many modern ... - Page 532
by James Hamilton Fennell - 1841 - 556 pages
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 5

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1833
...proprietor, "they hide their young, feed in the night, bisking or sleeping during the dny ; they aro fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking, very...the appearance of any one even at a great distance." The bulls engage in fierce contest for the leadership of the herd, and the wounded are set upon by...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 23

Literary Criticism - 1838
...curious and amusing. They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day ; they are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking,...the manner in which they are approached. In summer, 1 have been for several weeks at a time without getting a sight of them,— they, on the slightest...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 23

English literature - 1838
...pressed, but, generally speaking, verv timorous, moving off on the appearance of any one, even t a great distance. Yet this varies very much in different...the manner in which they are approached. In summer, 1 have been for several weeks at a time without getting a sight of them,— they , on the slightest...
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The Magazine of Natural History, Volume 2

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - Natural history - 1838
...and amusing. They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day; • — they are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking, very timorous, moving off on the appearance of anyone, even at a great distance. Yet, this varies vejy much in different seasons of the year, according...
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The Naturalist: Illustrative of the Animal, Vegetable, and ..., Volumes 4-5

Natural history - 1839
...curious and amusing. They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day ; — they are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking,...varies very much in different seasons of the year, and according to the manner in which they are approached. They are beautifully shaped, with short legs,...
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The Local Historian's Table Book: Of Remarkable Occurences ..., Volume 6

Moses Aaron Richardson - Ballads, English - 1842
...curious and amusing. They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day ; they are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking,...approached. In summer, I have been for several weeks without getting a sight of them, — they, on the slightest appearance of any one, retiring into a...
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The local historian's table book, of remarkable occurrences ..., Volume 1

1843
...curious and amusing. They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day ; — they are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking,...approached. In summer, I have been for several weeks without getting a sight of them, — they, on the slightest appearance of any one, retiring into a...
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Book of natural history; containing a description of animals and birds

Francis Orpen Morris - 1852
...ordinary cattle. They are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking, very timorous, moving off at the appearance of any one, even at a great distance;...time without getting a sight of them — they, on tbe slightest appearance of any one, retiring into a wood, which serves them as a sanctuary. On the...
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British Farmer's Magazine

Agriculture - 1852
...own wild cattle : " They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day : they are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking,...any one, even at a great distance. Yet this varies much at different seasons of the year, according to the manner in which they are approached. In summer,...
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Handbook for Travellers in Durham and Northumberland

John Murray (Firm) - Durham (England : County) - 1864 - 336 pages
...curious and amusing', They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day ; — they are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking, very timorous, moving off when anyone appears even at a great distance. In summer, on the approach of any one, they retire into...
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