The Arabian camel belongs to the one-humped species, though there are many varieties differing in appearance as much as the thoroughbred race-horse from the English cart-horse.
The horned cattle include the humped oxen and buffaloes of India, and the yak of Tibet.
Except in the settled districts horned cattle are not numerous; they are similar to the Indian humped cattle, but are greatly superior in milking qualities.
The Anophelinae have narrow bodies, and generally spotted wings, and when at rest keep body and proboscis in a straight line, often at a considerable angle with the supporting surface; in this way they can be distinguished from Culicinae, which have a humped-up thorax with which the proboscis forms an angle, and in the resting position keep the body parallel to the support.
The second thoracic ring is humped, and there is a spine-like horn or protuberance at the tail.
Of the domestic animals, all remarkable for their small size, the chief are the black, humped cattle somewhat resembling the Indian variety, and sheep and goats.
Gamal), the name of the single-humped Arabian Camelus dromedaries, but also applied to the two-humped central Asian C. bactrianus and to the extinct relatives of both.
Of domestic animals the Zulus possess a dwarf breed of smooth-skinned humped cattle.
The abdomen is usually sharply bent between the third and fourth segments and has a characteristically humped appearance when straightened out.
On the paved platform were three-storey tower temples in whose ground-floor stood the stone images and altars, and before that of the war-god the green stone of sacrifice, humped so as to bend upward the body of the victim that the priest might more easily slash open the breast with his obsidian knife, tear out the heart and hold it up before the god, while the captor and his friends were waiting below for the carcase to be tumbled down the steps for them to carry home to be cooked for the feast of victory.
The finest cattle are of the humped variety, the bulls of the Baggara being trained to the saddle and to carry burdens.
Besides the buffaloes and a few humped Indian oxen, there are no cattle in the country.
They seem to be of the humped variety, but with the hump evanescent.
The well-known humped species of cattle predominates everywhere, being divided into many varieties.
Humped cattle are raised on most of the islands.
A more curious case is that of the one-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius), a beast only known in domestication, and that in arid countries; yet a number of these have become feral in the Spanish marshes, where they wade about like quadrupedal flamingoes.
The best animals, he notes, are a cross between the Bactrian or two-humped and the Arabian or one-humped camel, Sheep, goats, dogs and cats are good of their kind; but not all the last are the beautiful creatures which, bearing the name of the country, have arrived at such distinction in Europe.
There are reports as to these cattle having been formerly crossed with the humped eastern species; and their characteristics are all in favour of such an origin.
Humped cattle are widely spread over Africa, Madagascar and India, and form a distinct species, Bos indicus, characterized by the presence of a fleshy hump on the shoulders, the convexity (instead of concavity) of the first part of the curve of the horns, the very large size of the dewlap, and the general presence of white rings round the fetlocks, and light circles surrounding the eyes.
Whether humped cattle are of Indian or African origin cannot be determined, and the species is known only in the domesticated condition.
A third type is apparently indicated by the ancient Egyptian cattle, which were not humped, and for which the name Bos aegyptiacus has been suggested.
African humped cattle were introduced several hundred years ago and now exist in large herds all over the country.
Large herds of fine humped cattle are found almost all over the island.
The single-humped camel - as a domestic animal - is especially characteristic of the northern deserts and steppes.
The ordinary cattle of the province is the small humped kind, Bos indicus, and forms an article of export to Russia, the humps, smoked, being much in demand as a delicacy.
He got off on it as he dry humped her and sucked her life from her.