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Gazelle

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Gazellen. [F. gazelle, OF. also, gazel; cf. Sp. gacela, Pr. gazella, It. gazella; all fr. Ar. ghazl a wild goat.].
     One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.
    " The common species of Northern Africa (Gazella dorcas); the Arabian gazelle, or ariel (G. Arabica); the mohr of West Africa (G. mohr); the Indian (G. Bennetti); the ahu or Persian (G. subgutturosa); and the springbok or tsebe (G. euchore) of South Africa, are the best known."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Gazelle, n. any of various small graceful soft-eyed antelopes of Asia or Africa, esp. of the genus Gazella.

Etymology
F prob. f. Sp. gacela f. Arab. gazal

THESAURUS

Gazelle

Cape elk, Virginia deer, antelope, arrow, blue darter, blue streak, broad jumper, buck, bucking bronco, buckjumper, camel, camelopard, cannonball, caribou, courser, dart, deer, deerlet, doe, dromedary, eagle, eland, electricity, elk, express train, fallow deer, fawn, flash, flea, frog, giraffe, gnu, goat, grasshopper, greased lightning, greyhound, hare, hart, hartebeest, high jumper, hind, hopper, hurdle racer, hurdler, jackrabbit, jet plane, jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack, kaama, kangaroo, leaper, light, lightning, mercury, moose, mule deer, musk deer, okapi, pole vaulter, quicksilver, red deer, reindeer, rocket, roe, roe deer, roebuck, salmon, scared rabbit, shot, springbok, stag, streak, streak of lightning, striped snake, sunfisher, swallow, thought, thunderbolt, timber topper, torrent, vaulter, wildebeest, wind

ROGET THESAURUS

Gazelle

Velocity

N velocity, speed, celerity, swiftness, rapidity, eagle speed, expedition, pernicity, acceleration, haste, spurt, rush, dash, race, steeple chase, smart rate, lively rate, swift rate, rattling rate, spanking rate, strapping rate, smart pace, lively pace, swift pace, rattling pace, spanking pace, strapping pace, round pace, flying, flight, lightning, greased lightning, light, electricity, wind, cannon ball, rocket, arrow, dart, hydrargyrum, quicksilver, telegraph, express train, torrent, eagle, antelope, courser, race horse, gazelle, greyhound, hare, doe, squirrel, camel bird, chickaree, chipmunk, hackee, ostrich, scorcher, Mercury, Ariel, Camilla, Harlequin, log, log line, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, strobe, radar speed detector, radar trap, air speed gauge, wind sock, wind speed meter, pedometer, fast, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleet, aliped, nimble, agile, expeditious, express, active, flying, galloping, light footed, nimble footed, winged, eagle winged, mercurial, electric, telegraphic, light-legged, light of heel, swift as an arrow, quick as lightning, quick as a thought, swiftly, with speed, apace, at a great rate, at full speed, at railway speed, full drive, full gallop, posthaste, in full sail, tantivy, trippingly, instantaneously, under press of sail, under press of canvas, under press of sail and steam, velis et remis, on eagle's wing, in double quick time, with rapid strides, with giant strides, a pas de geant, in seven league boots, whip and spur, ventre a terre, as fast as one's legs will carry one, as fast as one's heels will carry one, as fast as one can lay legs to the ground, at the top of one's speed, by leaps and bounds, with haste, vires acquirit eundo, I'll put a girdle about the earth in forty minutes, swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow, go like a bat out of hell, tempus fugit.


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