from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The diving-buck, or impoon, Cephalophus mergens, an antelope of South Africa: so called from its habit of plunging through and under the bushes in flight instead of leaping over them.

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  • noun South Africa Alternative spelling of duiker.


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  • Stanley was already beginning to look and feel disconsolate over the approaching exodus, and Diana was very full of the fact that she had shot a duyker.

    The Rhodesian

  • Ba-Mangwato have the duyker antelope for their totem; and in the Basuto

    Impressions of South Africa

  • The duyker-bok and the rhoode-bok are wary bush-haunters, and have no marks but the small white patch behind.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • The amusement, however, could not prevent his thoughts from returning to the positive facts that he was imprisoned; that in place of passing the day in cooking and eating _duyker_, he had been fasting and fretting in a dark, dirty pit, in the companionship of loathsome reptiles.

    The Giraffe Hunters


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