stembuck, noun

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Also stembok.
Origin:
South African Dutch
obsolescent
The steenbok, Raphiceros campestris.
1851 T. Shone Diary. 27 Aug.Jack shot a stem buck.
a1867 C.J. Andersson Notes of Trav. (1875) 199Sent Hans and Kamoja out in search of game. The former brought in a stembok only; Kamoja ditto.
1897 J.P. Fitzpatrick Outspan 34Towards sundown two of us strolled on ahead, taking guns in hopes of picking up a guinea-fowl, or a stembuck, or some other small game.
1907 J.P. Fitzpatrick Jock of Bushveld 172The herd-boy came in one afternoon to say that there was a stembuck feeding among the oxen.
1917 A.W. Carter Informant, Ladybrand 11 Sept.There are lots of little birds visible & occasional Koorhans and Stembuck.
1939 J.E. Taylor in F.G. Butler When Boys Were Men (1969) 259In the grass country which begins at the Modder River, oribi, duiker, and stembok could be ‘walked up’ and killed by the score.
1963 D. Jacobson Through Wilderness (1977) 44It was dead when we came to it, a little stembuck, in height not much taller than a fair-sized dog, but slender in the shoulders, haunches and muzzle; most slender in the legs.
The steenbok, Raphiceros campestris.

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