diving goat, noun phrase

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South African DutchShow more Calqued on South African Dutch duikerbok (see duikerbok).
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duiker sense 1 a.
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 116The Diving Goat at the Cape is near as large as an ordinary tame one, and much of the same Colour.
1795 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. II.The wild goats (Steenbocks), and particularly the diving goats (Duykers) damaged the gardens greatly.
1900 W.L. Sclater Mammals of S. Afr. I. 158Duiker or Duikerbok (i.e., Diving Goat) of the Colonists.
1931 Guide to Vertebrate Fauna of E. Cape Prov. (Albany Museum) I. 46Sylvicapra grimmi...The Duiker (‘Diving Goat’).
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