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Angora   /æŋgˈɔrə/   Listen

The capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats.  Synonyms: Ankara, capital of Turkey, Turkish capital.
A domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair.  Synonym: Angora goat.
Domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair.  Synonym: Angora rabbit.
A long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat.  Synonym: Angora cat.

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"Angora" Quotes from Famous Books

... The long-haired Angora variety of rabbit is intelligent and very handsome. These need regular grooming and great care, or their long coat gets matted and frowsy. Belgian hares are big, powerful animals, rather apt to be uncertain in temper, but they have beautiful glossy coats and are enterprising and amusing. ...
— What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes • Dorothy Canfield Fisher

... Genoa, in which town Milord had commenced his practices upon the feline race of Italy, we enquired the price of a full-grown, well-conditioned cat, and it was agreed on all hands that a cat of the ordinary species—grey, white, and tortoiseshell—was worth two pauls—(learned cats, Angora cats, cats with two heads or three tails, are not, of course, included in this tariff.) Paying down this sum for two several Genoese cats which had been just strangled by our friend, we demanded a legal receipt, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843 • Various

... Greeks, be it by Russians, be it by Bulgars. The war has weakened the Turk more than is generally understood. Turkey does not stand where it did in the nineteenth century, and cannot do so again. The vital capital of Turkey has become Angora. The Kemalists are the force of Turkey, and they are Asiatic. In fact, Turkey has now been turned "bag and baggage" out of Europe, and the Turks are playing a new role in ...
— Europe—Whither Bound? - Being Letters of Travel from the Capitals of Europe in the Year 1921 • Stephen Graham

... Francisco the first thing was to get rid of my surplus horses. During the time I was selling them I made the acquaintance of a man named Walter Fiske, who was engaged in raising Angora goats, about one hundred and twenty miles north from San Francisco, and who was something of a hunter also. Mr. Fiske invited me to go home with him and ...
— Thirty-One Years on the Plains and In the Mountains • William F. Drannan

... came up he saw his mother at breakfast. The table had been set on the porch and Mrs. Derrick, stirring her coffee with one hand, held open with the other the pages of Walter Pater's "Marius." At her feet, Princess Nathalie, the white Angora cat, sleek, over-fed, self-centred, sat on her haunches, industriously licking at the white fur of her breast, while near at hand, by the railing of the porch, Presley pottered with a new bicycle lamp, filling it with ...
— The Octopus • Frank Norris

Words linked to "Angora" :   rabbit, Felis domesticus, Angora cat, domestic goat, house cat, coney, Felis catus, domestic cat, national capital, Turkish capital, Republic of Turkey, Capra hircus, Angora goat, cony, Ankara, turkey

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