Bighorn in a sentence

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Definition of Bighorn

  • The Rocky Mountain sheep (Ovis montanaorCaprovis montana); called also bighorn sheep.
  • wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns
  • a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana

How to use bighorn in a sentence. Bighorn pronunciation.

Boys, I saw mountain sheep, the real old genuine Rocky Mountain bighorn.
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It came to him suddenly that there had been something he expected to see in this Rocky Mountain bighorn, and it was lacking.
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The antelope, living on the lowlands or upland meadows, escapes nine times out of ten; and the mountain sheep, or bighorn, seldom falls to the onslaught of his enemy.
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They were tame compared to their kindred in unprotected places; that is, it was easy to ride within fair rifle range of them; but they were not familiar in the sense that we afterwords found the bighorn and the deer to be familiar.
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Like the bighorn, the black-tails at this time were grazing, not browsing; but I occasionally saw them nibble some willow buds.
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I know nothing of old world sheep, but the Rocky Mountain bighorn is to the full as characteristic a mountain animal, in every sense of the word, as the chamois, and, I think, as the ibex.
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A few years ago we knew but one species of mountain sheep, the common bighorn of the West, but with the opening of new territories and their invasion by white men, more and more specimens of the bighorn have come into the hands of naturalists, with the result that a number of new forms have been described covering territory from Alaska to Mexico.
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The various forms from north to south appear to be Dall's sheep, the saddleback sheep, Stone's sheep, the common bighorn, with the Missouri River variety, existing to the east, in the bad lands, and with Nelson's, the Mexican and the Lower California sheep running southward into Mexico.
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The easternmost locality which I have for the bighorn is the Birdwood Creek in Nebraska.
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I am confident that the same parasite which is found upon scabby domestic sheep is responsible for the disease which affects the bighorn.
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I'll bet the gray Wyandotte pony against your mare that we start an elk or a black-tailed deer, or likely as not, a bighorn, before we are two miles out of camp.
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Do you see that band of bighorn up yonder?
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The largest of the canyon animals one is likely to see is the wild sheep, or Rocky Mountain bighorn, a most admirable beast, with limbs that never fail, at home on the most nerve-trying precipices, acquainted with all the springs and passes and broken-down jumpable places in the sheer ribbon cliffs, bounding from crag to crag in easy grace and confidence of strength, his great horns held high above his shoulders, wild red blood beating and hissing through every fiber of him like the wind through a quivering mountain pine.
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Whether those of the Shasta region belonged to the latter species, or to the bighorn species of Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, is still an unsettled question.
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A fearful monster, the grizzly bear, drags his body along the high ridges; the carcajou squats upon the projecting rock, waiting the elk that must pass to the water below; and the bighorn bounds from crag to crag in search of his shy mate.
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Examples of Bighorn

Example #1
We could have hid here for a long time.
Example #2
Mesquites and palo verdes dotted the arroyo and gradually closed in thickets that obstructed the view.
Example #3
They were beautiful, as wonderful as even Ladd's encomiums had led him to suppose.
Example #4
Then, indeed, Gale feasted his eyes with a spectacle for a hunter.
Example #5
Once the lion gets a hold with the great forepaw, every movement of the struggling prey sinks the sharp, hooked claws deeper.
Example #6
Deer are more fortunate, the ratio being one dead to five leaped at.