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Rocky Mountain sheep

noun
1.
Origin of Rocky Mountain sheep
1785-1795
1785-95, Americanism
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  • This generally consisted of bison, but it was a great improvement when they were able to bring down a Rocky Mountain sheep.

    Deerfoot in The Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • The horns of these animals are strikingly like those of the Rocky Mountain sheep of America, except they are much larger.

  • These pack animals learn to climb over the rocks and along the precipitous mountain sides like Rocky Mountain sheep.

  • The bighorned animals, the first of which were killed here, were sometimes called "Rocky Mountain sheep."

  • It is almost needless to add that the Rocky Mountain sheep and goat must always have been very rare.

    Man and Nature George P. Marsh
  • One of the most graceful animals the children of the west have ever seen is the bighorn, or Rocky Mountain sheep.

    Little Folks of North America Mary Hazelton Wade
  • And first, as to perhaps the shyest, the Rocky Mountain sheep.

  • These Rocky Mountain sheep are the wildest on earth, and seldom can man come near enough to get snapshots as you did to-day.

    Girl Scouts in the Rockies Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Horns of the Rocky Mountain sheep were used for digging-stick handles.

    The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley Harlan Ingersoll Smith
  • Hagues Peak is a resort of Rocky Mountain sheep and ptarmigan.

    Rocky Mountain [Colorado] National Park United States Dept. of the Interior

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