chamois chamois

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
  2. (n) hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips

Usage(s):

  1. Besides the horns, a coveted chamois trophy is the gamsbart (beard) which the huntsman has mounted in a holder, and wears in his cap.
  2. Sarah carried the precious chamois bag to the envy of her office colleagues.

News

  • Chamois eyes community center plan

    The Chamois Industrial Development Corporation is proposing a community center for the downtown area. For more information, contact Judy Miller at 573-263-8568.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Jefferson City News Tribune

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Quotes

  1. "This is actually not hard, this is fun," Edwards said as he climbed a hill on County Road T16 on a black Trek road bike he borrowed for the day. "The biggest problem is my butt hurts. Is that normal?" "Do you want some Chamois...
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: DesMoinesRegister.com

  2. "United Future has worked tirelessly to have the status of these animals reviewed," said Mr Dunne. "Deer, chamois, tahr and pigs lie in an uncomfortable statutory and policy position; while in many areas they do have an impact on native plant...
    on May 16, 2007 By: Peter Dunne Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

  3. "When I got to America I was greeted by all these incredibly fat ladies dressed in chamois leather," McCoy says.
    on Jul 28, 2005 By: Sylvester McCoy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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