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Gazelle \Ga*zelle"\, n. [F. gazelle, OF. also, gazel; cf. Sp. gacela, Pr. gazella, It. gazella; all fr. Ar. ghaz?l a wild goat.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes. [Written also gazel.]

Note: The common species of Northern Africa ( Gazella dorcas); the Arabian gazelle, or ariel ( G. Arabica); the mohr of West Africa ( G. mohr); the Indian ( G. Bennetti); the ahu or Persian ( G. subgutturosa); and the springbok or tsebe ( G. euchore) of South Africa, are the best known.


Corinne \Co`rinne"\ (k?`r?n"), n. (Zo["o]l.) The common gazelle ( Gazella dorcas). See Gazelle.


n. A small gazelle native to West Africa, ''Eudorcas rufifrons''.

Usage examples of "korin".

Grand Council, which Korin thought sounded a lot like a full gathering of the Clans.

Glancing back at the empty ridge crest, Korin hoped they would remain gone for a long time so the Clans could once again find peace and serenity.

While not quite as tall as Korin, Clan Father was much more heavily muscled and there were white scars across his muzzle from one of his earlier battles to secure Clan leadership.

As they approached the visitors, Korin was struck by the disparity between them.

It had taken most of the day for the structures to be assembled, but Korin had been amazed at how quickly the constituent pieces had been put together to make the dwellings that now occupied the barren clearing.

After a quick meal, he raced back to the clearing for Clan Father had made it very clear that Korin was charged with watching the human and to learn as much about the stranger as he could.

And while Korin enjoyed the pleasures of the sleeping pit, he loved the peace and solitude of the dawn even more.

At last the sun had risen fully above the horizon and Korin returned his gaze to the clearing.

It took a few tries but suddenly, Spyder understood what Korin was trying to say.

Now Spyder could sense contrition, as if Korin had become aware of how close to drowning in the mental flood Spyder had come.

As Korin started to amble down the path toward the Clan dwelling, Spyder began to walk behind him.

As Korin stepped back, the doors ponderously opened and Korin ushered Spyder through them before they slowly closed with a muted, yet solid, boom of finality.

Once he had stretched out, Korin depressed a button recessed in the panel along the side of his table.

In time, once we learn to trust you, Korin will take you back to the place of the Ancients to learn what you may.

Spyder bowed his head once more and then followed Korin from the chamber and back outside.