rietbuck, noun

Forms:
Formerly also reit-buck.
Plurals:
rietbucks, or unchanged.
Englished form of rietbok.
1827 T. Philipps Scenes & Occurrences 87Before the day was over we had destroyed pheasants, partridges, orabees, riet bucks, bush bucks, [etc.].
1832 Graham’s Town Jrnl 13 July 112The old denizens of the wilderness, Bush-bucks, Riet-bucks, and Bucks with every variety of prefix have disappeared.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 177I strolled down the river with my rifle in search of riet-buck, of which some had been seen in the morning.
1860 A.W. Drayson Sporting Scenes 61The reit-buck (Eleotragus reduncus): three feet high, nearly five feet in length; horns one foot long..ears six inches long; colour ashy grey, white beneath; female smaller, but hornless, otherwise similar.
1898 G. Nicholson 50 Yrs 124A few bustards, both large and small, are to be had here and there, as are also duiker and steinbucks and now and again a reitbuck.
1902 D. Hutcheon Rinderpest 3The following antelopes are reported to have suffered most from Rinderpest. In the Northern Protectorate the eland, buffalo, gemsbuck, and rietbuck; and in the South Protectorate, the steinbuck, duiker, rhebuck, and koodoo.
1907 J.P. Fitzpatrick Jock of Bushveld 33The rietbuck, scared by us, had gone ahead and was keenly on the watch for us and therefore not worth following.
1961 D. Bee Children of Yesterday 177They dined on rietbuck steak and Hennessy brandy, by the light of an electric light bulb on a flex from the Bedford’s battery.
Englished form of rietbok.
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