Usage examples for gnu

  1. I had outgrown my childish taste for the hyena, the gnu and the anaconda; I was indifferent to the india- rubber man; nor did I care much for the beautiful bare- back rider who was to flash through the hoops like a meteor through the orbits of the planets; but I did long to steal one more look, unseen, unsuspected, at the sweet face which was lovelier to me, even in its anger, than any other. – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  2. He herded John through the turnstile into the street as he would have herded a recalcitrant gnu into its inclosure. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  3. Egerton didn't know what a gnu was, but Hedrick told him that was the way to be one, he said. – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  4. Following the line of his outstretched hand, Benita and her father perceived, not more than a hundred yards away from them, a great troop of wilderbeeste, or gnu travelling along a ridge, and pausing now and again to indulge in those extraordinary gambols which cause the Boers to declare that these brutes have a worm in their brains. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  5. The gnoos that had been seen were the common kind called by the Dutch colonists " wildebeests" or wild- oxen, and by the Hottentots " gnoo" or " gnu from a hollow moaning sound to which these creatures sometimes give utterance, and which is represented by the word " gnoo- o- oo." – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  6. Remembering the episode of the gnu Delia was a little shy of meeting the old Squire. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  7. They had reached the gate by this time, and closing it behind her, Wagram raised his hat and turned back to where lay the dead gnu – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The gnu was dancing about, and the ostriches ran races with me, but I am still the fastest. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  11. A little farther, and they came to the scene of the gnu incident. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  12. He was solidly covered with molasses, over his clothes and all, from head to foot, and then he'd rolled in hay and chicken feathers to be a gnu for Hedrick to kodak in the African Wilds of the Madisons' stable. – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  13. 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
  14. Shot a gnu and hartebeest. – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne
  15. Ah, it does; it does; it must; I gnu it; I have been a mother myself. – Humour of the North by Lawrence J. Burpee
  16. They had not far to go, game of all kinds being abundant in that region, but instead of finding a buffalo or gnu they discovered a lioness in a bed of rushes. – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne