oryx oryx  /ˈɔ rɪks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) large African antelope with long straight nearly upright horns

Usage(s):

  1. Special kidneys allow the oryx to survive long periods of time without water.
  2. A steady wind moans over the crocodiles basking on the banks of blue-green Lake Turkana and flattens the knee-high beach grass where the long-horned oryx graze.

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  1. "With so many options available through the new Oryx Entertainment, we are confident that our passengers will be fully satisfied with the choice onboard, making their journey even more enjoyable and memorable," commented Akbar Al Baker, chief...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Akbar Al Baker Source: Just the Flight

  2. "In Oryx and Crake, there was a group that had already started to, in a way, coalesce in the real world," says Atwood, explaining what drew her to expand upon the God's Gardeners. "So I took that movement further down the road to see what a...
    on Sep 30, 2009 By: Margaret Atwood Source: See Magazine

  3. "The Oryx GTL project has established the foundation Qatar needs to realize its ambitions of becoming the world's GTL capital. Qatar is fortunate to have access to one of the world's largest known non-associated natural gas fields, the North Field,...
    on Jun 6, 2006 By: Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Source: Peninsula On-line

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