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deciduous horn of a member of the deer family

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When within a few yards of the cover, he fitted an arrow to his bow with the utmost care, while the antlers moved, as if their owner snuffed an enemy in the tainted air.
The ring of gay masquers was disordered and broken; the stag lowered his antlers in dismay; the wolf grew weaker than a lamb; the bells of the morris-dancers tinkled with tremulous affright.
Edwards caught the painter of his skiff, and, making a noose, cast it from him with all his force, and luckily succeeded in drawing its knot close around one of the antlers of the buck.
The deer's antlers clashed as he strode into the shrine, clashed against the grinning statue of Kali.
Away bounded the Hart, and soon, by the aid of his nimble legs, was nearly out of sight of the Hunter; but not noticing where he was going, he passed under some trees with branches growing low down in which his antlers were caught, so that the Hunter had time to come up.
Back and forth the bull tossed his great palmated antlers, branching to fourteen points and embracing seven feet within the tips.
He would bark and dance about in front of the bull, just out of reach of the great antlers and of the terrible splay hoofs which could have stamped his life out with a single blow.
In the morning I saw a red deer, a buck with a fine spread of antlers, standing in the rain on the top of the island; but he had scarce seen me rise from under my rock, before he trotted off upon the other side.
He hurried along the terrace-walk, and darted up a flight of broad steps leading into an old and gloomy hall, whose walls were ornamented with rusty suits of armour, antlers, weapons of the chase, and suchlike garniture.
These tendencies, I do not doubt, may be mastered more or less completely by natural selection: thus a family of stags once existed with an antler only on one side; and if this had been of any great use to the breed it might probably have been rendered permanent by natural selection.
My apologies to the founders of the scoring system, but I never understood the logic of deductions on a set of antlers entered in the nontypical category I am, however, on board with the typical scoring system.
The antlers fall off or may be rubbed or knocked off.
Since the ungulates that shed antlers do so without prodding from humans, there has been little conservationist backlash against the buyers and sellers of the majestic racks.
Geographic variation studies of white-tailed deer antlers, however, are limited (Maffei et al.