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A '''deer''' is a wild mammal used throughout history as a source of meat and leather (generally without informed consent on the part of the deer).
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A '''deer''' is a wild mammal used throughout history as a source of [[meat]] and [[leather]] (generally without informed consent on the part of the deer).
   
Deer were widely distributed across the [[period]] world and were the subject of [[hunting]] since pre-hisstory. Their [[meat]] (known as '''[[venison]]''' was eaten, and their hides used for clothing, as [[leather]] for boots, and for the covering of [[tent]]-type dwellings. Within [[period]] they were often treated as the preserve of the [[noble|nobility]], and laws were enacted making it illegal for [[common]]ers to hunt oir to harass deer. In England entire [[Royal]] [[forest]]s were set aside for the cultivation and hunting of the King's deer, and savage Forest Laws enacted to protect these areas.
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Deer were widely distributed across the [[period]] world and were the subject of [[hunting]] since pre-history. Their [[meat]] (known as ''[[venison]]'' was eaten, and their hides used for [[clothing]], as [[leather]] for [[boot]]s, and for the covering of [[tent]]-type dwellings. Within period they were often treated as the preserve of the [[noble|nobility]], and [[laws]] were enacted making it illegal for [[common]]ers to hunt or to harass deer. In England entire [[Royal]] [[forest]]s were set aside for the cultivation and hunting of the [[King]]'s deer, and savage [[Forest law|Forest Law]]s enacted to protect these areas.
   
 
Deer are herbivorous ruminants, generally living in, or on the fringes of, wooded or forested areas. The deer of the [[Old World|Old]] and [[New World]]s are treated by naturalists as separate groups, having, it is thought, evolved from separate origins in Siberia/[[America]] and in [[Asia]].
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Deer are herbivorous ruminants, generally living in, or on the fringes of, wooded or forested areas. The deer of the [[Old World|Old]] and [[New World]]s are treated by naturalists as separate groups, having, it is thought, evolved from separate origins in Siberia/America and in Asia
 
   
Some deer have antlers -- bony growths on the head -- rather than the horns borne by other ruminants.
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Some deer have [[antler]]s -- bony growths on the head -- rather than the [[horn]]s borne by other ruminants.
   
 
===Vocabulary===
 
===Vocabulary===
'''[[Stag]]''' -- a male deer<br>
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* ''[[Stag]]'' -- a male deer
'''Buck''' -- a young stag<br>
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* ''Buck'' -- a young stag
'''Hart''' -- a stag beyond its fifth year<br>
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* ''Hart'' -- a stag beyond its fifth year
'''Hind''' -- a female deer<br>
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* ''Hind'' -- a female deer
'''Fawn''' -- a young (immature) deer<br>
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* ''Fawn'' -- a young (immature) deer
   
 
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Revision as of 13:09, 12 October 2006

A deer is a wild mammal used throughout history as a source of meat and leather (generally without informed consent on the part of the deer).

Deer were widely distributed across the period world and were the subject of hunting since pre-history. Their meat (known as venison was eaten, and their hides used for clothing, as leather for boots, and for the covering of tent-type dwellings. Within period they were often treated as the preserve of the nobility, and laws were enacted making it illegal for commoners to hunt or to harass deer. In England entire Royal forests were set aside for the cultivation and hunting of the King's deer, and savage Forest Laws enacted to protect these areas.

Deer are herbivorous ruminants, generally living in, or on the fringes of, wooded or forested areas. The deer of the Old and New Worlds are treated by naturalists as separate groups, having, it is thought, evolved from separate origins in Siberia/America and in Asia.

Some deer have antlers -- bony growths on the head -- rather than the horns borne by other ruminants.

Vocabulary

  • Stag -- a male deer
  • Buck -- a young stag
  • Hart -- a stag beyond its fifth year
  • Hind -- a female deer
  • Fawn -- a young (immature) deer