Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Word of the day: blesbok

The word of the day is blesbok:
  1. a large antelope, Damaliscus albifrons, of southern Africa, having a blaze on the face.


"The high veldt rolled away, in shades of coffee and wheat.  We passed blesbok, oryx, wildebeest."

 - Paige Williams, "Digging for glory", 27 June 2016 The New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/27/lee-berger-digs-for-bones-and-glory)

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