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A 30-minute drive from Morristown is Chester, a tiny, bucolic community of horse farms, where families of deer amble down narrow roads and rolling hills loom hazily in the distant skyline.
The incident wasn't the first time a deer made an unwelcome entrance inside a Northwest Indiana building.
While modern prey species like deer and chipmunks are countershaded, heavily armored species (such as rhinos) or predators (such as brown bears) don't generally sport this useful camouflage pattern.
During the course of the day, keep an eye out for some of Nova Scotia’s wildlife, which includes sea mammals like seals and whales, as well as land animals like birds, foxes, rabbits, and whitetail deer.
With his big white teeth, deer-in-the-headlights facial expressions and irrepressible can-do spirit, Gibbs is a good fit for the role and his voice is warm, clear and pleasant, if not exceptionally big.
On the other hand, deer became venison, not because of the French word, but because of the Latin word venor (meaning to hunt or kill).
The tweet links out to a site that shows Rock seated in a chair in front of a trophy case full of little league statues, and next to a deer—either Photoshopped in or taxidermied.
Recently, a homeowner 4 miles away captured photos of some 50 monkeys swarming his deer feeder.
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The meaning of a word often develops from the general to the specific. For instance, deer is used in modern English to mean several related forms of an animal species, including white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, and moose. The Old English deor, however, could refer to any animal, tame or wild, or to wild animals in general. In time, deer came to be used only for wild animals that were hunted, and then for the red deer, once widely hunted in England. From that usage the term has spread to related animals, becoming somewhat more general again.
Origin and Etymology of deer
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of deer for English Language Learners
: a large wild animal that has four long thin legs, brown fur, and antlers if male
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