rock-goat, noun

obsolete. klipspringer.
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 116The Rock-Goat is as well known in the Cape-Countries as he is in Europe; but the Cape-Rock-Goat is not near so large as the European.
1820 J. Campbell Trav. in S. Afr. Second Journey I. 29The rock-goat..had found its way to a place, which no human foot had ever yet trod.
1840 A.G. Campbell Echo 12 (Jeffreys)The rock-goat,..he informed us, had found its way to a place which no human foot had ever trod.
[1866 J.W.D. Moodie Soldier & SettlerPerceive the nimble ‘klip springer’, or Rock Antelope, gliding along the face of the inaccessible precipice as if by magic.]
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