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barking deer

noun
1.
Origin of barking deer
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • The commonest of the deer tribe is the khakar, or barking deer.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • Many kinds of deer are there, to be preyed upon by man or beast, from the pretty little gyi or barking deer to the lordly sambur.

    Burma R.Talbot Kelly
  • He is called the barking deer, because he can bark or yap almost like a dog.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • Mr. Sanderson mentions an instance when a barking deer he shot was partially devoured by a bear during the night.

  • What he sought was a kakur, or barking deer, a much smaller but infinitely more palatable beast.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • There to my astonishment I found a barking deer standing up with half its face blown away.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • In this way the barking deer leads the tiger on and on through the jungle from bush to bush.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • Still we must call him the barking deer, as people have already given him that name.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • At different times I possessed half a dozen barking deer fawns, one of which became an institution in Buxa.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • The musk deer is found in the snows, and the barking deer on every hill side.

British Dictionary definitions for barking deer

barking deer

noun
1.
another name for muntjac
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