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see damaliskdamalisk
, name for African antelopes of the genus Damaliscus, closely related to the hartebeest. Damalisks are slenderly built and rather horselike in form; they are common grazing animals of the African grasslands.
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It is almost impossible not to think of this in anything but Victorian terms, as spirited public school males in khaki and solar topees crash through jungles, followed by native bearers staggering beneath tents and trophies.
Stella Court Treatt, one of the 'bright young things' of fashionable London society, and wife of the leader, produced a popular book about their journey, in which she recorded their departure in extravagant colonial style, in sola topees (or pith helmets) and tailored tropical suits.
American influence in food and culture is far more prevalent here and you rarely see Uncle Ho's trademark green solar topees worn.