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" ... strongest of the flock. They attack in regular order of battle : they fight with courage, and mutually support each other ; they retire, they rally, and seldom give up after one defeat. The combat is frequently renewed for... "
A General History of Quadrupeds - Page 130
by Ralph Beilby - 1792 - 483 pages
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Sporting Magazine, Volume 2

Hunting - 1793
...pofTeffion of fome favourite part of the park : each party has it» leader, which is always the oldeft and ftrongeft of the flock. They attack in regular order of battle, fight with courage, and mutually fupport «ach other: they retire, they rally, and felrlom give up...
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An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of ..., Volume 4

William Winterbotham - America - 1799 - 510 pages
...pofleffion of fome favourite part of the park : each party has its leader, which is always the oldeft and ftrongeft of the flock ; they attack in regular...way, and leave the conquerors in pofleffion of the objeft of their contention. In the United States thefe animals are larger than in Europe, of a different...
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 2

William Bingley - Animal behavior - 1803
...some favourite part of the park : each party has its leader, which is always the oldest and strongest of the flock. They attack in regular order of battle : they fight with courage, and mutually support each other ; they retire, they rally, and seldom give up after one defeat. The combat is frequently...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 2

William Bingley - 1829
...SYNONYMS. Cervus dama. Linn. — Le Daim. Buffbn .— Bingley't Mem. of Brit. Quad. PI. 37. strongest of the flock. They attack in regular order of battle ; they fight with courage, and mutually support each other ; they retire, they rally, and seldom give up after one defeat. The combat is frequently...
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1839
...give up after one defeat. The combat is frequently renewed for many days together ; till after several defeats, the weaker party is obliged to give way, and leave the conquerors in possession of the object of contention. As the buck is a more delicate animal than the stag, so also...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1848
...they rally, and seldom give up after one defeat. The combat is frequently renewed, till, after several defeats, the weaker party is obliged to give way, and leave the conquerors in possession of the object of their contention. In obtaining their food, ingenuity is frequently displayed....
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My own annual, ed. by Mark Merriwell

Mark Merriwell (pseud) - 1848
...give up after one defeat. The combat is frequently renewed for several days together, till, after many defeats, the weaker party is obliged to give way, and leave the conquerors in possession of the object of their contention. The Roebuck, like the stag, is now rarely met with in...
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