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History of Ming (明史 Ming Shi)

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Biography 214Edit

Chinese originalEdit

麒麟前足高九尺,後六尺,頸長丈六尺有二, 短角,牛尾,鹿身,食粟豆餅餌。

English translationEdit

Qilin: fore legs measure 9 feet, hind legs 6 feet, neck 16 feet, with two short horns, ox tail and deer body. It eats grain ???.

Analysis Edit

"Qilins" described here are giraffes brought from Africa.