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Its size is about that of a well grown goat., and it is so agile that it can clear at a bound crevices 16 to 18 feet wide. The chamois is one of the most wary antelopes, and possesses the power of scenting man at an almost incredible distance, so that the hunting of it is an occupation of extreme difficulty and much danger. Its skin is made into a soft leather.


deer, antelope, bambi, buck


Mammals: C


William & Robert Chambers Encyclopaedia - A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1881)


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