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Yak  n.  (Zool.) A bovine mammal (Poephagus grunnies) native of the high plains of Central Asia. Its neck, the outer side of its legs, and its flanks, are covered with long, flowing, fine hair. Its tail is long and bushy, often white, and is valued as an ornament and for other purposes in India and China. There are several domesticated varieties, some of which lack the mane and the long hair on the flanks. Called also chauri gua, grunting cow, grunting ox, sarlac, sarlik, and sarluc.
Yak lace, a coarse pillow lace made from the silky hair of the yak.

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"Yak" Quotes from Famous Books

... thus absolutely providential. Looking back on it, I think it perhaps saved our lives. We were in Mongolia (this, you understand, was before we reached China), and had spent the night at a small Yak about four versts from Kharbin, when all of a sudden, just outside the miserable hut that we were in, we heard a perfect fusillade of shots followed immediately afterwards by one of the most blood-curdling and terrifying screams ...
— Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy • Stephen Leacock

Words linked to "Yak" :   communicate, blether, cackle, yakety-yak, Bos, yak butter, yak's milk, chatter, genus Bos, prattle, gab, ox, yack, talk, prate, chin music, talking

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