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a slender, catlike mammal, Lynx caracal, with a reddish-brown coat and long tufted ears, inhabiting northern Africa and India.
the fur of this animal.
Historical Examples

From the remains left by this noble animal, the caracal not unoften enjoys a comfortable repast.
Buffon’s Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

In South Africa, where the caracal abounds, its hide is made by the Zulus into skin-cloaks, known as karosses.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

The caracal lies on a shelf in its den in the Zoological Gardens quietly licking its fur.
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler Samuel Butler

Various kinds of hyenas and jackals with fine fur (Canis mesomelas), also Felis caracal, abound.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7 Various

He had lost his way following the caracal, had wandered about he knew not where.
The Ruined Cities of Zululand Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley

Their chiefs wore karosses of the skin of the wild cat, leopard or caracal.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6 Various

The caracal has exerted a moral influence over me which I have been unable to resist.
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler Samuel Butler

The lynx inhabits cold and at most temperate climates, while the caracal is to be found only in the warmest countries.
Buffon’s Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

Also called desert lynx. a lynxlike feline mammal, Lynx caracal, inhabiting deserts of N Africa and S Asia, having long legs, a smooth coat of reddish fur, and black-tufted ears
the fur of this animal


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