Hippotragus niger
Sable Sa"ble, a. Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry. [1913 Webster]

Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden scepter o'er a slumbering world. --Young. [1913 Webster]

{Sable antelope} (Zo["o]l.), a large South African antelope ({Hippotragus niger}). Both sexes have long, sharp horns. The adult male is black; the female is dark chestnut above, white beneath.

{Sable iron}, a superior quality of Russia iron; -- so called because originally stamped with the figure of a sable.

{Sable mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the lemming. [1913 Webster]


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