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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
ibex
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He left the young man to admire the ibex head that was mounted above the hall clock.
▪ Oryx and ibex are scarce, but they are there.
▪ The ibex is a distant relative of the mountain goat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ibex

Ibex \I"bex\ ([imac]"b[e^]ks), n.; pl. E. Ibexes ([imac]"b[e^]ks*[e^]z), L. Ibices ([imac]b"[i^]*s[=e]z). [L., a kind of goat, the chamois.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely ridged in front; -- called also steinbok.

Note: The Alpine ibex ( Capra ibex) is the best known. The Spanish, or Pyrenean, ibex ( Capra Hispanica) has smoother and more spreading horns.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
ibex

c.1600, from Latin ibex "wild goat of the Alps and Apennines," from a pre-Latin Alpine language. The German steinbock.

Wiktionary
ibex

n. A type of wild mountain goat of the genus ''Capra'', such as the species (taxlink Capra ibex species noshow=1).

WordNet
ibex
  1. n. wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns [syn: Capra ibex]

  2. [also: ibices (pl)]

Wikipedia
Ibex (vehicle)

An Ibex is a specialist off-road vehicle, ready-built or supplied as a kit to build with donor parts from a Land Rover Defender on a monocoque chassis. The Ibex can be delivered with different wheel bases and body type.

Among other features, the Ibex can be built or delivered with Foer's patented Vector winching system. A winch is mounted centrally in the vehicle, and the cable runs to fairleads front and rear. This allows the vehicle to pull in either direction, or pull out the cable and secure it both ways, so that the vehicle can pull along the cable like a cable car. 1

There has been four generations of ibex from the mk1 in 1988 to the current "IBEX F8"

Ibex are manufactured in the Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom by Foers Engineering Ltd.

Ibex (band)

Ibex was a short-lived Liverpool-based rock band in 1969. It is primarily known for having Freddie Mercury (then known as Freddie Bulsara), later of Queen fame, as a member. The other members of the band were Mike Bersin on guitar, Mick Smith on drums and John 'Tupp' Taylor (later Jim Capaldi's manager) on bass guitar. In October 1969, the band changed its name to Wreckage but broke up in November 1969.

On 9 September 1969, the band performed a concert at The Sink in Liverpool, which included an encore with future Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. This was their first ever performance together.

After Ibex, Mercury performed in Sour Milk Sea, before joining new band (later to become Queen) with Taylor and May after bassist and singer Tim Staffell broke up Smile.

A Wreckage demo called "Green" and Ibex's live cover of The Beatles' " Rain" would later appear on Mercury's posthumous solo box set in 2000. Live recordings exist of " Crossroads", " Communication Breakdown", " Jailhouse Rock", and " We're Going Wrong", but they have never been officially released.

The band reformed in 2005 to play at the Official Queen Fan Club convention with tribute band front man Harry Hamilton of "Flash Harry" taking Freddie's place as singer. They also played support to Flash Harry in their 2004 Royal Albert Hall show. The only existing records are live and cover versions.

Category:Queen (band) Category:Freddie Mercury Category:English progressive rock groups

Ibex (disambiguation)

Ibex is a common name for various species of mountain goat.

Ibex, or IBEX, may also refer to:

  • IBEX, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer spacecraft
  • IBEX 35, Spanish stock index
  • IBEX, the Instituto de Biologia do Exercito (“Institute of Biology of the Brazilian Army”)
  • Ibex (vehicle)
  • Ibex (band)
  • Ibex Airlines, a Japanese airline
  • Ibex Outdoor Clothing
  • Ibex, Kentucky
  • Ibex Valley, Canada

Usage examples of "ibex".

He paused, half dematerialized, and stared across the park at the diorama of the Neanderthalers driving a herd of ibex off a cliff.

Eve perceived that she was truly in a different world, one in which vehicle headlights might pick out exotic ibex, aodad, or bounding gemsbok as often as native wild whitetail.

Another talked to him, too, of his first ibex shot in the Khor Baraka, and of antelope stalked in the mountains northward of Suakin.

Instead mouflon, chamois, and ibex had migrated down from their high summer habitat, and Jondalar had never seen so many musk-oxen.

The common people preferred attacking the gazelle, the oryx, the mouflon sheep, the ibex, the wild ox, and the ostrich, but did not disdain more humble game, such as the porcupine and long-eared hare: nondescript packs, in which the jackal and the hyena ran side by side with the wolf-dog and the lithe Abyssinian greyhound, scented and retrieved for their master the prey which he had pierced with his arrows.

Many striking illustrations of social life could be taken from the life of the reindeer, and especially of that large division of ruminants which might include the roebucks, the fallow deer, the antelopes, the gazelles, the ibex, and, in fact, the whole of the three numerous families of the Antelopides, the Caprides, and the Ovides.

The male tahr is about the same size as the ibex, but rather more heavily made.

The towers receded into the mist even as the dome rose before her, flanked by avenues of stone lined with oversized statues of every animal known on Earth and in the sky: ravens and peacocks, panthers and bears, ibex and serpents.

Many striking illustrations of social life could be taken from the life of the reindeer, and especially of that large division of ruminants which might include the roebucks, the fallow deer, the antelopes, the gazelles, the ibex, and, in fact, the whole of the three numerous families of the Antelopides, the Caprides, and the Ovides.

Nebo and Bolivar and stood blinking at the creatures that crowded the great space ahead like thirsty animals flocking around a water hole in a dry time, all of them different: warthogs and elephants, impalas and zebras, wildebeests and ibex.

If Willoughby had come home with his good news instead of shooting ibex on Jebel Araft, it would have made all the difference in her life, and the cry was loud at her heart, "Why didn't you come?

There were the painted heads of seven ibexes, with their enormous horns, all of them facing in the same direction.

And every surface, every tool of bone or wood or stone or ivory, was adorned with images of people, birds, plants, and animals: there were lions, woolly rhinos, mammoth, reindeer, horses, wild cattle, bears, ibexes, a leopard, even an owl.

I may need you to swear that there were no ibexes or orxys or even pronghorn antelope in view, and that I confirmed you didn’t have a hunting rifle with you.

These cloud-bound crags, with their eagles and ibexes and wheeling vultures have, time out of mind — it is said — been the haunt of outlawed and violent men.