Usage examples for gnu

  1. The fierce Gnoo, Gnu, or Blue Wilde Beest of the colonists to the north of the Cape of Good Hope, are not as numerous as the spring- boks; and are easily distinguished by their large, curving horns, and the downward carriage of their head; for they never can look up. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  2. A little farther, and they came to the scene of the gnu incident. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  3. Again the gnu turned to charge, for a moment hesitating, as it lowered its shaggy head, but at that instant a ball from the deadly English rifle struck right between the eyes, and it fell heavily close to Masheesh, the blood gushing from its mouth. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  4. His startling colors are designed to attract the wary but inquisitive tourist,- much as the waving of the hunter's colored scarf is said to attract the wary but inquisitive gnu. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix