1878T.J. LucasCamp Life & Sport 203An avant-garde formed of two or three single bucks, precedes the rest at full speed taking the most surprising leaps into the air in succession.
1900B. MitfordAletta 129He was fond of sport and had intended to ask for a day or two’s leave to join a buck hunt on one of the farms.
1919R.Y. StormbergWith Love from Gwenno 5We had all sorts of nice weird things to eat —..venison — which they call ‘buck.’
1925D. KiddEssential Kafir 318Every bush was searched, and the ‘buck’ were driven out. [Note] The word, thus used, will sound absurd to British sportsmen. In South Africa wild animals of certain species are classed as ‘buck’, without regard to sex.
1967E.M. SlatterMy Leaves Are Green 31The buck moved round us in enormous herds — buff-coloured kudu with their huge frames, eland with beautiful spiral horns.
1970Argus 24 Dec. 2A great number of buck, snakes and birds succumbed in the raging fire.
1838J. Collett Diary. I. 7 Julyrode this Evg to Vandervyfers to purchase caparter Bucks.
1854R.J. Mullins Diary. 5 MayI have got 47 bucks (goats) now, so we shall not be without animal food; they are fine and young.
1902H.J. DuckittHilda’s Diary of Cape Hsekeeper 282For Hoarseness in Children.- Blue-gum leaves fried in buck-fat or goat-lard, with a little turpentine to soften it, rubbed into the chest, or applied on a linen rag as a plaster, is excellent.
1913J.J. DokeSecret City 91Goats, or ‘bucks’, as we call them, are the most stupid of animals.
1968K. McMaghDinner of Herbs 24We suffered exceedingly when we had buck-fat plasters put on our chests and some meddlesome old crone suggested that we be rubbed with honey back and front.
1987N. RiddickInformant, GeorgeEvery time I caught those bucks, over at my place, nobody would tell me who was the owner.
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