How to use Cannon-bones in a sentence

  • The cannon-bones are remarkably short and wide, and in this respect differ from those of all allied ruminants, except the Tibetan takin.

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  • In the structure of its horns the North American white Rocky Mountain goat (Oreamnus) is very like a serow, from which it differs by its extremely short cannon-bones.

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  • In general form, so far as can be judged from the disarticulated skeleton, the okapi was more like an antelope than a giraffe, the fore and hind cannon-bones, and consequently the entire limbs, being of approximately equal length.

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  • The two cannon-bones of each limb are confluent for the greater part of their length, though separated for a considerable distance at the lower end.

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  • In the Lower Miocene occurs Protomeryx or Gomphotherium, in which there is a considerable increase in the matter of bodily size, the two metacarpal and metatarsal bones (or those which unite in the latter forms to constitute the cannon-bones) being double the length of the corresponding elements in Protylopus.

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  • The cannon-bones should be flat, heavy and clean, and the feet wide, tough, and prominent at the heels.

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  • The limbs, especially the cannon-bones, are relatively short, and the splint-bones large.

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