argali, r′ga-li, n. the great wild sheep of Siberia and Central Asia.
The argali ranges over the steppes, or inland plains of Central Asia, northward and eastward to the ocean.
But all hearts were gladdened by the welcome sight of some argali, or Siberian sheep, on the slope of a hill.
Naturalists have named them ‘argali,’ from their resemblance to the argali (Ovis ammon), or wild sheep of Europe.
The bows that are chiefly prized, are made of the argali's horn, flat pieces of which are cemented together with glue.
It may possibly be the same animal that our zoologists have described by the name of argali.
There are several local races of argali, among which O. ammon hodgsoni of Ladak and Tibet is one of the best known.
It is called by some the argali, by others the ibex, though differing from both of these animals.
Siberia has an argali, that appears altogether to differ from the argali of the Himalayas.
Indeed, to say that our common sheep sprung from the argali seems a very absurd theory.