Recent Examples of deer from the Web
To the Lake County Forest Preserves board: Now the deer have six months to live and enjoy their lives.
Visit Janesville, his hometown in the dairylands of southern Wisconsin, and even Democratic-voting neighbours attest to Mr Ryan’s love of family, whether escorting his brood to church or taking his daughter on a first deer hunt.
An officer found the deer dead, moved it to the side of the road and notified public works to remove it.
The deer then flew through the windshield of the woman’s Nissan Altima.
The Indiana Wildlife Federation also worried that removing an apex predator like the bobcat could weaken a key part of the food chain that helps control other populations such as deer.
There are deer and songbirds and peregrine falcons, gopher snakes and owls and frogs.
His wife had never seen the point of owning so many guns, especially when the only intruders on their property were raccoons and deer.
Most of those strategies rely on non-lethal means, such as taking steps to protect domestic animals and wildlife, such as deer and wild turkeys, that coyotes prey on.
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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.
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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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