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GNU, n. An animal of South Africa,

 

" GNU, n. An animal of South Africa, which in its domesticated state resembles a horse, a buffalo and a stag. In its wild condition it is something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone. A hunter from Kew caught a distant view Of a peacefully meditative gnu, And he said: 'I'll pursue, and my hands imbrue In its blood at a closer interview.' But that beast di. "


-Ambrose Bierce
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