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  • The appearance of the Asiatic elephant is familiar to all.

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  • South of the Thames the thoroughfares crossing the river between Lambeth and Bermondsey converge upon two circuses, St George's and the Elephant and Castle.

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  • Of the largest pair in the possession of the British Museum, which belonged to an elephant killed in 1866 by Colonel G.

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  • Further, the skin is stated to be much less rough, with fewer cracks, while a more important difference occurs in the trunk, which lacks the transverse ridges so distinctive of the ordinary African elephant, and thereby approximates to the Asiatic species.

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  • Near the "Elephant and Castle" is the Metropolitan Tabernacle, the original building of which, burnt down in 1898, became famous under the Baptist preacher, Charles Spurgeon.

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  • Mahmud ordered Hasan Maimandi to take the poet as much gold as an elephant could carry, but the jealous treasurer persuaded the monarch that it was too generous a reward, and that an elephant's load of silver would be sufficient.

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  • The Indian region is the home of the Indian elephant - one of the two sole remaining representatives of the order Proboscidea.

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  • The Asiatic elephant inhabits the forest-lands of India, Burma, the Malay Peninsula, Cochin China, Ceylon and Sumatra.

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  • In size the male African elephant often surpasses the Asiatic species, reaching nearly 12 ft.

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  • The Asiatic elephant; the seladang, a bison of a larger type than the Indian gaur; two varieties of rhinoceros; the honey bear (bruang), the tapir, the sambhur (rusa); the speckled deer (kijang), three varieties of mouse-deer (napoh, plandok and kanchil); the gibbon (ungka or wawa'), the siamang, another species of anthropoid ape, the brok or coco-nut monkey, so called because it is trained by the Malays to gather the nuts from the coco-nut trees, the lotong, kra, and at least twenty other kinds of monkey; the binturong (arctictis binturong), the lemur; the Asiatic tiger, the black panther, the leopard, the large wild cat (harimau akar), several varieties of jungle cat; the wild boar, the wild dog; the flying squirrel,.

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  • The food of the people consists as a rule of boiled rice with salted fresh or dried fish, salt, sessamum-oil, chillies, onions, turmeric, boiled vegetables, and occasionally meat of some sort from elephant flesh down to smaller animals, fowls and almost everything except snakes, by way of condiment.

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  • cypriotes; but since their molar teeth are essentially miniatures of those of the African elephant, it has been suggested by later observers that these animals are nothing more than dwarf races of the latter.

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  • In addition to various sounds produced at other times, an elephant when about to charge gives vent to a shrill loud 'trumpet'.

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  • The story that Pyrrhus attempted to frighten Fabricius by the sight of an elephant is probably a fiction.

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  • Hallett, A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States (1890); A.

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  • Except, indeed, for its relatively shorter limbs Megatherium americanum rivalled an elephant in bulk, the total length of the skeleton being 18 feet, five of which are taken up by the tail.

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  • When first entered by white men the Transvaal abounded in big game, the lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra and rhinoceros being very numerous, while the hippopotamus and crocodile were found in all the rivers.

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  • ELEPHANT, the designation of the two existing representatives of the Proboscidea, a sub-order of ungulate mammals, and also extended to include their more immediate extinct relatives.

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  • In height it stood about the same as a young individual of the ordinary African elephant when about a year and a half old, the vertical measurement at the shoulder being only 4 ft., or merely a foot higher than a new-born Indian elephant.

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  • By Dr Paul Matschie several races of the African elephant have been described, mainly, as already mentioned, on certain differences in the shape of the ear.

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  • In height it stood about the same as a young individual of the ordinary African elephant when about a year and a half old, the vertical measurement at the shoulder being only 4 ft., or merely a foot higher than a new-born Indian elephant.

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  • It is covered with numerous large papillae, and forms, like the trunk of the elephant, an admirable organ for the examination and prehension of food.

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  • The African elephant is a very different animal from its Asiatic cousin, both as regards structure and habits; and were it not for the existence of intermediate extinct species, might well be regarded as the representative of a distinct genus.

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  • But this control does not meet the problem of actually lessening the number of vehicles in the main arteries of traffic. At such crossings as that of the Strand and Wellington Street, Ludgate Circus and south of the Thames, the Elephant and Castle, as also in the narrow streets of the City, congestion is often exceedingly severe, and is aggravated when any main street is under repair, and diversion of traffic through narrow side streets becomes necessary.

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  • But this control does not meet the problem of actually lessening the number of vehicles in the main arteries of traffic. At such crossings as that of the Strand and Wellington Street, Ludgate Circus and south of the Thames, the Elephant and Castle, as also in the narrow streets of the City, congestion is often exceedingly severe, and is aggravated when any main street is under repair, and diversion of traffic through narrow side streets becomes necessary.

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  • The great interest in connexion with a dwarf West African race of elephant is in relation to the fossil pigmy elephants of the limestone fissures and caves of Malta and Cyprus.

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  • Some of the main differences in the habits of the African as distinct from those of the Asiatic elephant have been mentioned under the heading of the latter species.

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  • Among the wild animals found in the mountains are elephant, rhinoceros, bison and various kinds of feathered game.

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  • Among the wild animals found in the mountains are elephant, rhinoceros, bison and various kinds of feathered game.

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  • It may be added that fossil remains of the African elephant have been obtained from Spain, Sicily, Algeria and Egypt, in strata of the Pleistocene age.

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  • Unlike the African species, the Indian elephant charges with its trunk curled up, and consequently in silence.

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  • According to Hagenbeck's estimate, this elephant, which came from the French Congo, was about six years old at the time it came under scientific notice.

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  • wide, one running west and east, from Bayswater Road to Whitechapel, and passing through the city in the neighbourhood of London Wall, and another from Holloway to the Elephant and Castle, to cross the Thames by a new bridge above Blackfriars.

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  • This delta, which includes the districts of Bassein, Myaungmya, Thongwa, Henzada, Hantha waddy, Tharrawaddy, Pegu and Rangoon town, consists almost entirely of a rich alluvial deposit, and the whole area, which between Cape Negrais and Elephant Point is 137 m.

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  • But if the epithet is intended to designate an animal that takes an interest in its rider so far as a beast can, that in some way understands his intentions, or shares them in a subordinate fashion, that obeys from a sort of submissive or halffellow-feeling' with his master, like the horse or elephant, then I say that the camel is by no means docile - very much the contrary.

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  • In these forests are found the two-horned rhinoceros, the elephant, lion, panther, numerous apes and antelopes, while the crocodile and hippopotamus frequent the rivers.

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  • The bones of the bear, horse, rhinoceros, lion, elephant, hyena and of many birds and small rodents were unearthed.

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  • In the alluvium which covers all, the remains have been discovered of several species of elephant, which, according to Dr Edmund Naumann, are of Indian origin.

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  • In the alluvium which covers all, the remains have been discovered of several species of elephant, which, according to Dr Edmund Naumann, are of Indian origin.

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  • The valley between Incisa and Arezzo contains accumulations of fossil bones of the deer, elephant, rhinoceros, mastodon, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and more.

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  • Dumbo (1941): This is the story of the elephant with the big heart and matching size ears.

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  • The former company combined with the Great Western Company as regards the electrification of, and provision of stock for, the lines which they had previously worked jointly, from Edgware Road by Bishop's Road to Hammersmith, &c. The Baker Street & Waterloo railway (known as the " Bakerloo ") was opened in 1906 and subsequently extended in one direction to Paddington and in the other to the Elephant and Castle.

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  • Kinloch, it is hunted by "tracking the animal on a single elephant until he is at last found in his lair, or perhaps standing quite unconscious PIG.

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  • She fed the elephants, and was allowed to climb up on the back of the largest, and sit in the lap of the "Oriental Princess," while the elephant marched majestically around the ring.

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  • If, on the other hand, the dwarf Congo elephant be regarded as a species, then the Maltese and Cyprian elephants may have to be classed as races of Elephas pumilio; or, rather, E.

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  • The forest regions of Cochin-China harbour the tiger, panther, leopard, tiger-cat, ichneumon, wild boar, deer, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant, as well as many varieties of monkeys and rats.

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  • The borough is connected with the City of London by Blackfriars, Southwark and London bridges; the thoroughfares leading from these and the other road-bridges as far up as Lambeth converge at St George's Circus; another important junction is the "Elephant and Castle."

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  • The wild animals of Cambodia include the elephant, which is also domesticated, the rhinoceros, buffalo and some species of wild ox; also the tiger, panther, leopard and honey-bear.

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  • Of the fauna of the lower slopes, tracks of elephant, leopard and buffalo have been seen, between 11,500 and 14,500 ft.

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  • The wild animals of Cambodia include the elephant, which is also domesticated, the rhinoceros, buffalo and some species of wild ox; also the tiger, panther, leopard and honey-bear.

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  • It has, moreover, been remarked that almost all the animals mentioned were at home in the Egypt of those days, or at least, like the elephant, were to be seen there occasionally, whereas the structure of the hedgehog, for instance, is explained by a reference to the sea-porcupine, better known to fish-buyers on the Mediterranean.

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  • See the Icelandic account of the elephant, also a decidedly Alexandrian fragment upon the 7.iapyos, founded upon 4 Macc. i.

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  • Of the fauna of the lower slopes, tracks of elephant, leopard and buffalo have been seen, between 11,500 and 14,500 ft.

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  • Among them are the lion (Somali name libah) and elephant, though these have been to a large extent driven from the northern coast districts;.

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  • You went down like an elephant.

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  • Nothing was stated as to the probability of an increase in the stature of the French Congo animal as it grows older; but even if we allow another foot, its height would be considerably less than half that of a large Central African bull of the ordinary elephant.

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  • Still, the close relationship of the existing Liberian pigmy hippopotamus to the fossil Mediterranean species is significant, in relation to the foregoing observations on the elephant.

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  • Of the domesticated animals of Asia may first be mentioned the elephant.

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  • country by an elephant.

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  • mamant; the Tatar word mama, earth, from which it is supposed to be derived, is not known to exist), a name given to an extinct elephant, Elephas primigenius of Blumenbach.

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  • It is chiefly by the characters of the molar teeth that the various extinct modifications of the elephant type are distinguished.

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  • The bones of the skeleton generally more resemble those of the Indian elephant than of any other species, but the skull differs in the narrower summit, narrower temporal fossae, and more prolonged incisive sheaths, supporting the roots of the enormous tusks.

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  • Among the external characters by which the mammoth was distinguished from either of the existing species of elephant was the dense clothing, not only of long, coarse outer hair, but also of close under woolly hair of a reddish-brown colour, evidently in adaptation to the cold climate it inhabited.

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  • The average height does not appear to have exceeded that of either of the existing species of elephant.

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  • Among the more remarkable forms are a species of hippopotamus, the elephant (including a pigmy variety), and a gigantic dormouse.

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  • In the typical Ungulata or Diplarthra, the feet are never plantigrade, and the functional toes do not exceed four - the inner digit being suppressed, Right Fore Foot of Indian at all events in all forms which Elephant.

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  • East Africa is rich in all kinds of antelope, and the elephant, rhinoceros and hippopotamus are still plentiful in parts.

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  • Dicuil's knowledge of the islands north and west of Britain is evidently intimate; his references to Irish exploration and colonization, and to (more recent) Scandinavian devastation of the same, as far as the Faeroes, are noteworthy, like his notice of the elephant sent by Harun al-Rashid (in 801) to Charles the Great, the most curious item in a political and diplomatic intercourse of high importance.

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  • Though certainly Irish by birth, it has been conjectured (from his references to Sedulius and the caliph's elephant) that he was in later life in an Irish monastery in the Frankish empire.

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  • The phosphate beds contain Eocene fossils derived from the underlying strata and many fragments of Pleistocene vertebrata such as mastodon, elephant, stag, horse, pig, &c. The phosphate occurs as lumps varying greatly in size, scattered through a sand or clay; they often contain phosphatized Eocene fossils (Mollusca, &c.).

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  • The elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, zebra, buffalo, gnu, quagga, kudu, eland and many other kinds of antelope roamed the plains; the rhinoceros, hippopotamus and crocodile lived in or frequented the rivers, and ostriches and baboons were numerous.

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  • In May 1670 he received the titles of excellency and privy councillor; in July of the same year he was ennobled under the name of Griffenfeldt, deriving his title from the gold griffin with outspread wings which surmounted his escutcheon; in November 1673 he was created a count, a knight of the Elephant and, finally, imperial chancellor.

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  • Chief of animals is the elephant, which roams wild in large numbers, and is extensively caught and tamed by the people for transport.

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  • Hallet, A Thousand Miles on an Elephant (London, 1890); Captain Hamilton, A New Account of the East Indies (1688-1723); Prince Henri d'Orleans, Around Tonquin and Siam (London, 1894); Professor A.

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  • Vincent, Land of the White Elephant; E.

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  • Similarly, in the Asiatic islands are found the great mammals of the continent - the elephant, tiger, rhinoceros, anthropoid ape, &c., which are wanting in the Australian region, with which the eastern part of the archipelago is associated.

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  • had a small collection, which included an elephant.

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  • All these writers attacked the problem of descent, and published preliminary phylogenies of such animals as the horse, rhinoceros and elephant, which time has proved to be of only general value and not at all comparable to the exact phylogenetic series which were being established by invertebrate palaeontologists.

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  • ==Elephant== In Siam it is believed that a white elephant may contain the soul of a dead person, perhaps a Buddha; when one is taken the capturer is rewarded and the animal brought to the king to be kept ever afterwards; it cannot be bought or sold.

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  • In some parts of Indo-China the belief is that the soul of the elephant may injure people after death; it is therefore feted by a whole village.

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  • In Sumatra the elephant is regarded as a tutelary spirit.

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  • The cult of the white elephant is also found at Ennarea, southern Abyssinia.

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  • Mill) equivalent to Intension, which is used to describe the sum of the qualities regarded as belonging to any given thing and involved in the name by which it is known; thus the term "elephant" connotes the having a trunk, a certain shape of body, texture of skin, and so on.

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  • Examination will, however, show that a modification similar to that which has transformed the comparatively simple molar tooth of the mastodon into the extremely complex grinder of the Indian elephant has served to change the tooth of the common pig into that of Phacochoerus.

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  • The tubercles which cluster over the surface of the crown of the common pig are elongated and drawn out into the columns of the wart-hog, as the low transverse ridges of the mastodon's tooth become the leaf-like plates of the elephant's molar.

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  • The country inland belonged in the middle ages to the Beja, but the trading places seem to have been always in the hands of foreigners since Ptolemais Theron was established by Ptolemy Philadelphus for intercourse with the elephant hunters.

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  • Here belong, inter alia, the well-known orders of the Garter (England), Golden Fleece (Austria and Spain), Annunziata (Italy), Black Eagle (Prussia), St Andrew (Russia), Elephant (Denmark) and Seraphim (Sweden).

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  • The Order of the Elephant, one of the chief European orders of knighthood, was, it is said, founded by Christian I.

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  • (iv.) THE Tower And Sword (Portugal.) (v.) THE Elephant (Denmark).

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  • The Order of the White Elephant, founded in 1861, is in five classes.

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  • in breadth, and indicates an animal exceeding the elephant in size.

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  • sumatranus), the Sus vittatus, and the tapir common, but the elephant, altogether absent from Java, is represented in Sumatra by a species considered by some to be peculiar.

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  • The range of the elephant does not extend above 4900 ft.

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  • Among the wild animals are the elephant (comparatively rare), the leopard, varieties of antelope, many kinds of monkeys and numerous venomous snakes.

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  • He had transferred his flag from his own ship the "St George" (98) to the "Elephant" (74), commanded by Captain Foley, because the water was too shallow for a threedecker.

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  • The "Elephant" anchored almost in the middle of the line.

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  • Before Ottway, who had to go in a row-boat, reached the "Elephant," Sir Hyde Parker had reflected that it would be more magnanimous in him to take the responsibility of ordering the retreat.

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  • The fauna includes the elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, roan-antelope, hartebeeste, kudu and many other kinds of antelope, wart-hog, hares, quail, partridge, jungle-fowl, bustard and guinea-fowl.

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  • Palaeoljthjc Transition Period (Solutr) More highly developed forms are found when the mammoth has succeeded the elephant.

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  • The animals of Nigeria include the elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe, hyena, West-African buffalo, many kinds of antelope and gazelle and smaller game.

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  • The fauna includes the elephant, hippopotamus, lion and several species of antelope.

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  • The elephant (Elephas indicus) is found in many parts of India, though not in the north-west.

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  • Contrary to what might be anticipated from its size and from the habits of its African cousin, the Indian elephant is now, at any rate, an inhabitant, not of the plains, but of the hills; and even on the hills it is usually found among the higher ridges and plateaus, and not in the valleys.

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  • From the peninsula of India the elephant has been gradually exterminated, being only found now in the primeval forests of Coorg, Mysore and Travancore, and in the tributary state of Orissa.

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  • The reports of the height of the elephant, like those of its intelligence,.

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  • If hunted, the elephant must be attacked on foot, and the sport is therefore dangerous, especially as the animal has but few parts vulnerable to a bullet.

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  • Whoever kills, captures or injures an elephant, or attempts to do so,, without a licence, is punishable by a fine of 500 rupees for the first offence; and a similar fine, together with six months imprisonment, for a second offence.

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  • The traditional antipathy of the rhinoceros to the elephant seems to be mythical.

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  • From the difficult nature of its habitat, and from the ferocity with which it charges an enemy, the pursuit of the bison is no less dangerous and no less exciting than that of the tiger or the elephant.

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  • They fight from chariots, and freely use the horse, although not yet the elephant, in war.

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  • The fauna includes the lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, kudu and many other kinds of antelope, wild pig, ostrich and crocodile.

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  • The three boats safely reached Elephant I.

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  • Sir Ernest Shackleton made strenuous efforts to rescue the Elephant I.

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  • The fauna includes, in the low country, the lion, panther, elephant, camel, and antelope of numerous species.

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  • The ambassadors brought presents with them; on one of these occasions the first elephant reached the land of the Franks.

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  • He was carried to Samarra, led through the city on the back of an elephant, and then delivered to the executioners, who cut off his arms and legs.

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  • The fauna comprises most of the animals and birds common to the Gangetic plain; but the wild elephant is now practically unknown, except when a stray specimen loses its way at the foot of the hills.

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  • The elephant is rare save in the Niger regions.

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  • The rhinoceros and the elephant both occur in the northern part of the island, though both are somewhat rare, and in this connexion it should be noted that the distribution of quadrupeds as between Borneo, Sumatra and the Malayan Peninsula is somewhat peculiar and seemingly somewhat capricious.

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  • Many quadrupeds, such as the honey-bear and the rhinoceros, are common to all, but while the tiger is common both in the Malayan Peninsula and in Sumatra, it does not occur in Borneo; the elephant, so common in the peninsula, and found in Borneo, is unknown in Sumatra; and the orang-utan, so plentiful in parts of Borneo and parts of Sumatra, has never been discovered in the Malay Peninsula.

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  • It got its name from the resemblance of the promontory at the confluence of the two Niles to an elephant's trunk, the meaning of khartum in the dialect of Arabic spoken in the locality.

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  • The wild animals include the elephant, still found in large numbers, the leopard, panther, chimpanzee, grey monkeys, antelope of various kinds, the buffalo, wild hog, bush goat, bush pig, sloth, civet and squirrel.

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  • The native fauna was formerly very rich in big game, a fact sufficiently testified by the names given by the early European settlers to mountains and streams. The lion, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, buffalo, quagga, zebra and other large animals were, however, during the 18th and 19th centuries driven out of the more southern regions (though a few elephants and buffaloes,.

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  • Among other Dutch words frequently used in place-names may be instanced: rhenoster (rhinoceros) olifant (elephant), mooi (pretty), modder (mud), klip (cliff), berg (mountain), burg or stad (town), zwart (black), klein (little), groote (great), breede (broad), nieuw (new), zuur (sour), bokke (buck).

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  • The elephant is found in the outer forests as far as the Jumna, and the rhinoceros as far as the Sarda; the spread of both of these animals as far as the Indus and into the plains of India, far beyond their present limits, is authenticated by historical records; they have probably retreated before the advance of cultivation and fire-arms. Wild pigs are common in the lower ranges, and one peculiar species of pigmy-hog (Sus salvanius) of very small size inhabits the forests at the base of the mountains in Nepal and Sikim.

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  • The town arms are the elephant and castle, with the motto Fortitudo et fidelitas.

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  • The forests are the home of several kinds of monkeys, including the chimpanzee in the Aruwimi region; the lion, leopard, wild hog, wolf, hyena, jackal, the python and other snakes, and particularly of the elephant.

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  • Among animals peculiar to the forest regions are a tiger-cat about the size of a leopard, the honey badger or black Ituri ratel and the elephant shrew.

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  • When the state was founded elephant and hippopotamus ivory formed for some years the most important article of export.

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  • Human bones and objects of human manufacture have been found in such geological relation to the remains of fossil species of elephant, rhinoceros, hyena, bear, &c., as to lead to the distinct inference that man already existed at a remote period in localities where these mammalia are now and have long been extinct.

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  • p. 286), that the human bones and worked flints had been deposited indiscriminately together with the remains of fossil elephant, rhinoceros, &c. Certain caves and rock-shelters in the province of Dordogne, in central France, were examined by a French and an English archaeologist, Edouard Lartet and Henry Christy, the remains discovered showing the former prevalence of the reindeer in this region, at that time inhabited by savages, whose bone and stone implements indicate a habit of life similar to that of the Eskimos.

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  • Moreover, the co-existence of man with a fauna now extinct or confined to other districts was brought to yet clearer demonstration by the discovery in these caves of certain drawings and carvings of the animals done by the ancient inhabitants themselves, such as a group of reindeer on a piece of reindeer horn, and a sketch of a mammoth, showing the elephant's long hair, on a piece of a mammoth's tusk from La Madeleine (Lartet and Christy, Reliquiae Aquitanicae, ed.

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  • Elephant and rhinoceros are numerous in certain low-lying districts, especially in the Sobat valley.

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  • GANESA, or Ganesh, in Hindu mythology, the god of wisdom and prudence, always represented with an elephant's head possibly to indicate his sagacity.

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  • The limbs are very strong, and the feet short and broad, resembling externally those of an elephant or tortois Glyptodonts constitute a family, the Glyptodontidae, whose position is next to the armadillos (Dasypodidae); the group being represented by a number of generic types.

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  • This class includes the elephant (now found only in the Knysna and neighbouring forest regions), buffalo and zebra (strictly preserved, and confined to much the same regions as the elephant), eland, oribi, koodoo, haartebeest and other kinds of antelope and gnu.

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  • Among plants remarkable in their appearance and structure may be noted the cactus-like Euphorbiae or spurge plants, the Stapelia or carrion flower, and the elephant's foot or Hottentots' bread, a plant of the same order as the yam.

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  • In point of bodily size mammals present a greater range of variation than is exhibited by any other living terrestrial animals, the extremes in this respect being displayed by the African elephant on the one hand and certain species of shrewmice (whose head and body scarcely exceed an inch and a half in length) on the other.

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  • The latter dictum must not, however, be pushed to an extreme, since the African elephant, which is the largest living land mammal, attaining in exceptional cases a height approaching 12 ft., was largely exceeded in this respect by an extinct Indian species, whose height has been estimated at between 15 and 16 ft.

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  • Accordingly, it was at this epoch that the small ancestral insectivorous mammals first forsook their arboreal habitat to try a life on the open plains, where their descendants developed on the one hand into the carnivorous and other groups, in which the toes are armed with nails or claws, and on the other into the hoofed group, inclusive of such monsters as the elephant and the giraffe.

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  • Possibly, however, its birthplace may prove to be Africa; if so, we shall have a case analogous to that of the African elephant, namely that while giraffes flourished during the Pliocene in Asia (where they may have originated), they survive only in Africa.

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  • About this mission, one 1 One of the most famous of these mounds is the so-called Elephant Mound, 4 m.

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  • corner of the state, near the Mississippi river; it is an effigy mound, and a drifting of earth changed its original shape, that of a bear, so that it roughly resembled an elephant; see pp. 91-93 of the Twelfth Annual Report (1894), Bureau of American Ethnology.

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  • and between 53° and 63° W., and separated by Bransfield Strait from the region composed of Danco Land, Palmer Land, Louis Philippe Land, &c. The more considerable islands from west to east are Smith (or James), Low (or Jameson), Snow, Deception, Livingstone, Greenwich, Robert, Nelson, King George I., Elephant, and Clarence.

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  • If one were to ask him what the substance is in which this colour and that taste or smell inhere, " he would find himself in a difficulty like that of the Indian, who, after saying that the world rested on an elephant, and the elephant on a broad-backed tortoise, could only suppose the tortoise to rest on ` Something, I know not what.'

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  • Like Heracles when he leaped into the belly of the monster which was about to swallow Hesione, the Mantis once jumped down the throat of a hostile elephant, and so destroyed him.

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  • The elephant (though its range has become restricted through the attacks of hunters) is found both in the savannas and forest regions, the latter being otherwise poor in large game, though the special habitat of the chimpanzee and gorilla.

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  • Petherick sought for ivory only, but those who followed him soon found that slave-raiding was more profitable than elephant hunting.

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  • 10 The best frankincense, as we learn from Arrian," was formerly exported from the neighbourhood of Cape Elephant in Africa (the modern Ras Fiel); and A.

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  • There are no large beasts of prey, and neither the elephant, the rhinoceros nor the tapir is represented.

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  • You went down like an elephant.

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  • In appropriately alliterative tabloid style, the crucial component that made the tale a mass-circulation must was the elephant.

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  • Powerful sable and roan antelope roam the forests, while a growing elephant population is becoming more visible.

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  • Several seemed quite anxious at having just been redirected away from where the Elephant had been cordoned off.

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  • These include an armadillo, an elephant, a squid, as well as mermaids and other imaginary creatures.

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  • CLOCKWORK CATCHING ELEPHANT The long-running motor spins the propeller on the elephant's head and turns the augur which carries the balls upward.

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  • When the elephant finally arose & let out a mighty bellow, every single person either cheered or let out an aaah of delight.

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  • biography of novelist B S Johnson Like a Fiery Elephant won the Samuel Johnson award for non-fiction.

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  • bull elephant is also set to join the two females.

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  • captive elephant.

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  • many conservationists think that reopening the international ivory trade would set off a new wave of illegal elephant killing.

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  • cushy number given he's up against Charlie the Elephant.

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  • The railroad will no longer go through the Maputo elephant reserve, but around it, in an area that is already deforested.

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  • As much as for the extinct dodo, or for the fate of the elephant now going.

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  • Fact: Did you know that a single elephant dung pat can attract 4,000 dung beetles in 30 minutes?

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  • You ca n't dunk an elephant in your cup of tea!

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  • This was in response to the untimely death of Pole Pole, a young captive elephant.

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  • Do you really want the mating call of an African elephant blaring out at you at two o'clock in the morning without warning?

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  • A herd of wild elephant can do a great deal of damage to a farmer's crops.

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  • Wanted: Treadmill for an elephant Maggie, the 22 year-old African elephant, has been a resident of the Alaska Zoo since 1983.

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  • elephant tusks at his feet.

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  • elephant seals weigh 50 kg at birth in October.

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  • elephant safari into the surrounding jungle, before lunch in a local restaurant.

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  • He stepped onto the stage and light a joint which would have wasted a bull elephant.

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  • elephant's trunk.

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  • elephant grass that borders the Mae Kok River.

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  • Thaton The target here is Jerdon's Bushchat found in what remains of the native elephant grass that borders the Mae Kok River.

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  • Carvings of elephant ivory were first brought back from the West African coast by Portuguese explorers in the 15 th century.

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  • The Elephant & Castle is best known for its pink concrete eyesore.

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  • We will visit enormous penguin rookeries, land on beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and observe southern elephant seals wallowing in mud pools.

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  • Muybridge (1899) is the oldest known source on the classification of quadrupedal gaits in general, including elephant gaits.

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  • Animals include giant panda, elephant, lion, horse, cow, lamb, pig, monkey and teddy bears.

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  • South through Tanzania, our route takes us through Mikumi National Park where we may well see giraffe or elephant grazing along the roadside.

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  • South through Tanzania, our route takes us through Mikumi National Park where we may well see giraffe or elephant grazing along the roadside.

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  • The goad is an elephant goad, used to produce movement from inertia.

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  • guzzle down sweets, Eating as much as an elephant eats?

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  • Moths such as the bright pink and lime green elephant hawk moth.

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  • A perfect combination for elephant hawk moths, night-scented flowers with nectar for the adults, willowherb foodplant for the caterpillars.

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  • herd of wild elephant can do a great deal of damage to a farmer's crops.

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  • He considers pictographic languages ranging from the natural Mayan hieroglyphics and Sumerian cuneiform, to recent experiments such as Elephant's Memory.

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  • These forests are home to the forest elephant and the Pygmy hippopotamus.

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  • Made from elephant ivory, an image of a snake or reptile resides at the base.

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  • jeering audience challenged him to levitate an elephant.

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  • Let's untie that knot in the elephant's trunk together!

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  • These images can then be analyzed to ascertain what normal elephant locomotion is like.

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  • lumbering elephant - snatching at thin air where Ollie coiling body had been just a second before.

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  • The Elephant Man you see at once is in monochrome.

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  • Indian nightjar Several of these small, delicate nightjars seen pre-dawn at Bundala together with one spotlighted elephant which gave us rather a start.

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  • nursery rhyme wallpaper, diaper bag, stuffed elephant, a teddy bear and lot of designer baby clothes.

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  • You will see the baby elephants being washed in river at the elephant orphanage (you may even take part!

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  • Just under 2 fluid ounces of its venom is enough to kill an elephant or twenty people within minutes.

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  • We also visit a nearby elephant camp and get to know these playful pachyderms!

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  • patchwork elephant has a busy day ahead of him.

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  • We saw elephant seals and chinstrap penguins that were totally unfazed by our presence.

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  • Possibly land at Hannah Point, whose wildlife showcase features elephant seals, cape pigeons, southern giant petrels, macaroni and gentoo penguins.

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  • However, elephant polo in Thailand is not just about the sport.

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  • He's trying to open his eyelids, but he'd have better luck trying to bench press a small elephant with them.

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  • Animals present included red deer, roe deer, horse, boar, bear, wolf, elephant, rhinoceros, lion and hyena!

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  • Atop an elephant in the jungle, go in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros.

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  • Asian elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, orangutan, and tiger populations are all declining because palm oil plantations are encroaching on their habitats.

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  • roan antelope roam the forests, while a growing elephant population is becoming more visible.

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  • rookerythere are Weddell and elephant seals, skuas, giant petrels, Antarctic terns and rookeries of chinstrap, gentoo and macaroni penguins.

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  • rookerybly visit vast penguin rookeries, land on beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals or observe wallowing southern elephant seals.

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  • rookeryll visit enormous penguin rookeries, land on beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and observe southern elephant seals wallowing in mud pools.

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  • rookerybly visit vast penguin rookeries, land on beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals or observe wallowing southern elephant seals.

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  • Now, like the rest of the facility, the elephant's foot is under the thick concrete sarcophagus.

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  • scurrying mouse could easily startle an elephant and may cause it to rear up.

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  • We will visit enormous penguin rookeries, land on beaches ruled by antarctic fur seals and observe southern elephant seals wallowing in mud pools.

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  • In season you can spot various species of penguins, occasionally fur seals, sea lions and elephant seals.

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  • In season you can spot various species of penguins, occasionally fur seals, sea lions and elephant seals.

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  • Born Free were shocked to learn of a huge illegal shipment of elephant ivory that has been seized in Hong Kong.

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  • Have competition with Rob for silliest animal: elephant shrew wins.

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  • RE: the recent spate of clean elephant jokes.

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  • Dodging a charging cheetah or causing an elephant stampede is just a typical afternoon for tiny Tarzan!

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  • stirred in several extra spoonfuls of sugar into her coffee that was strong enough to knock out a bull elephant.

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  • subantarctic fur seals Arctocephalus tropicalis and southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina.

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  • subspecies of the Asian elephant are E. m. sumatranus on Sumatra and E. m. maximus on Sri Lanka.

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  • swim with dolphins #9: Go on safari #22: Bathing an elephant.

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  • The symbol of the Zoo, which was an elephant, will now be the Sumatran tiger.

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  • Be careful not to buy poached ivory souvenirs in Thailand and watch out for elephant ivory trinkets in Hong Kong and China.

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  • Use an arm for an elephant trunk, jump like a kangaroo.

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  • The little mouse hopped on the elephant's big long trunk.

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  • elephant's tusks are large teeth growing from the upper jaw.

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  • Ivory Strictly speaking, the word ivory only applies to the material from which elephant tusks are comprised.

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  • Possibly visit vast penguin rookeries, land on beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals or observe wallowing southern elephant seals.

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  • Matt's birdwatching buddy, Daffyd, takes a closer look at an elephant seal, and the seals have a good wallow!

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  • It is a parade of wild animals Our world is now a pitiful weakling It groans with the burden of an elephant corpse!

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  • Since we have no way of knowing the future submission rate and it might fall, investment might become a white elephant.

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  • In addition people saw millions squandered by an incompetent Government or the biggest white elephant ever the Dome.

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  • This is proof positive of all the lies we've ever been told about the great nuclear white elephant.

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  • Back to top of Page Hungry Elephant - making shopping worthwhile Like to shop on-line?

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  • There is no way of telling the detail of what sporting events they held you can only imagine, perhaps elephant mud wrestling.

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  • zoo elephant facility hits $ 13 million " .

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  • It is covered with numerous large papillae, and forms, like the trunk of the elephant, an admirable organ for the examination and prehension of food.

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  • ELEPHANT, the designation of the two existing representatives of the Proboscidea, a sub-order of ungulate mammals, and also extended to include their more immediate extinct relatives.

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  • The more specialized of the two species is the Indian or Asiatic elephant, Elephas maximus, specially characterized by the extreme complexity of the structure of its molar teeth, which are composed of a great number of tall and thin plates of enamel and dentine, with the intervals filled by cement (see Proboscidea, fig.

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  • The Asiatic elephant inhabits the forest-lands of India, Burma, the Malay Peninsula, Cochin China, Ceylon and Sumatra.

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  • The appearance of the Asiatic elephant is familiar to all.

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  • In addition to various sounds produced at other times, an elephant when about to charge gives vent to a shrill loud ` trumpet'; and on such occasions rushes on its FIG.

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  • Asiatic Elephant (Elephas maximus).

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  • Unlike the African species, the Indian elephant charges with its trunk curled up, and consequently in silence.

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  • - Immature African Elephant (Elephas africanus).

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  • Of the largest pair in the possession of the British Museum, which belonged to an elephant killed in 1866 by Colonel G.

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  • The African elephant is a very different animal from its Asiatic cousin, both as regards structure and habits; and were it not for the existence of intermediate extinct species, might well be regarded as the representative of a distinct genus.

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  • Except where exterminated by human agency (and this has been accomplished to a deplorable extent), the African elephant is a native of the wooded districts of the whole of Africa south of the Sahara.

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  • In size the male African elephant often surpasses the Asiatic species, reaching nearly 12 ft.

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  • Several local races of African elephant have been described, mainly distinguished from one another by the form and size of the ears, shape of the head, &c. The most interesting of these is the pigmy Congo race, africanus pumilio, named on the evidence of an immature specimen in the possession of C. Hagenbeck, the well-known animal-dealer of Hamburg, in 1905.

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  • According to Hagenbeck's estimate, this elephant, which came from the French Congo, was about six years old at the time it came under scientific notice.

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  • Moreover, in the opinion of the same observer, it is in no wise an abnormally dwarfed or illgrown representative of the normal type of African elephant, but a well-developed adolescent animal.

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  • Hagenbeck's estimate of its age was based on the presence of well-developed tusks, and the relative proportion of the fore and hind limbs, which are stated to show considerable differences in the case of the African elephant according to age.

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  • Nothing was stated as to the probability of an increase in the stature of the French Congo animal as it grows older; but even if we allow another foot, its height would be considerably less than half that of a large Central African bull of the ordinary elephant.

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  • By Dr Paul Matschie several races of the African elephant have been described, mainly, as already mentioned, on certain differences in the shape of the ear.

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  • oxyotis) the dwarf Congo elephant is stated to be distinguished by the shape of its ear; comparison in at least one instance having been made with an immature animal.

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  • Further, the skin is stated to be much less rough, with fewer cracks, while a more important difference occurs in the trunk, which lacks the transverse ridges so distinctive of the ordinary African elephant, and thereby approximates to the Asiatic species.

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  • If the differences in stature and form are constant, there can be no question as to the right of the dwarf Congo elephant to rank as a well-marked local race; the only point for consideration being whether it should not be called a species.

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  • The great interest in connexion with a dwarf West African race of elephant is in relation to the fossil pigmy elephants of the limestone fissures and caves of Malta and Cyprus.

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  • cypriotes; but since their molar teeth are essentially miniatures of those of the African elephant, it has been suggested by later observers that these animals are nothing more than dwarf races of the latter.

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  • This view may receive some support from the occurrence of a dwarf form of the African elephant in the Congo; and if we regard the latter as a subspecies of Elephas africanus, it seems highly probable that a similar position will have to be assigned to the pigmy European fossil elephants.

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  • If, on the other hand, the dwarf Congo elephant be regarded as a species, then the Maltese and Cyprian elephants may have to be classed as races of Elephas pumilio; or, rather, E.

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  • Still, the close relationship of the existing Liberian pigmy hippopotamus to the fossil Mediterranean species is significant, in relation to the foregoing observations on the elephant.

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  • It may be added that fossil remains of the African elephant have been obtained from Spain, Sicily, Algeria and Egypt, in strata of the Pleistocene age.

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  • Some of the main differences in the habits of the African as distinct from those of the Asiatic elephant have been mentioned under the heading of the latter species.

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  • The story that Pyrrhus attempted to frighten Fabricius by the sight of an elephant is probably a fiction.

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  • The forest regions of Cochin-China harbour the tiger, panther, leopard, tiger-cat, ichneumon, wild boar, deer, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant, as well as many varieties of monkeys and rats.

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  • The Asiatic elephant; the seladang, a bison of a larger type than the Indian gaur; two varieties of rhinoceros; the honey bear (bruang), the tapir, the sambhur (rusa); the speckled deer (kijang), three varieties of mouse-deer (napoh, plandok and kanchil); the gibbon (ungka or wawa'), the siamang, another species of anthropoid ape, the brok or coco-nut monkey, so called because it is trained by the Malays to gather the nuts from the coco-nut trees, the lotong, kra, and at least twenty other kinds of monkey; the binturong (arctictis binturong), the lemur; the Asiatic tiger, the black panther, the leopard, the large wild cat (harimau akar), several varieties of jungle cat; the wild boar, the wild dog; the flying squirrel,.

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  • The valley between Incisa and Arezzo contains accumulations of fossil bones of the deer, elephant, rhinoceros, mastodon, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, &c.

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  • But if the epithet is intended to designate an animal that takes an interest in its rider so far as a beast can, that in some way understands his intentions, or shares them in a subordinate fashion, that obeys from a sort of submissive or halffellow-feeling' with his master, like the horse or elephant, then I say that the camel is by no means docile - very much the contrary.

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  • Amongst other interesting mammals are four species of the long-haired Colobus monkeys (black, black and white, greenishgrey and reddish-brown); the Potto lemur, fruit bats of large size with monstrous heads (Hypsignathus monstrosus); the brushtailed African porcupine; several very brightly coloured squirrels; the scaly-tailed flying Anomalurus; the common porcupine; the leopard, serval, golden cat (Felix celidogaster) in two varieties, the copper-coloured and the grey, possibly the same animal at different ages; the striped and spotted hyenas (beyond the forest region); two large otters; the tree hyrax, elephant and manati; the red bush pig (Potamochoerus porcus); the West African chevrotain (Dorcatherium); the Senegalese buffalo; Bongo antelope (Boocercus); large yellow-backed duiker (Cephalophus sylvicultrix), black duiker, West African hartebeest (beyond the forest), pygmy antelope (Neotragus); and three species of Manis or pangolin (M.

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  • In these forests are found the two-horned rhinoceros, the elephant, lion, panther, numerous apes and antelopes, while the crocodile and hippopotamus frequent the rivers.

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  • It has, moreover, been remarked that almost all the animals mentioned were at home in the Egypt of those days, or at least, like the elephant, were to be seen there occasionally, whereas the structure of the hedgehog, for instance, is explained by a reference to the sea-porcupine, better known to fish-buyers on the Mediterranean.

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  • See the Icelandic account of the elephant, also a decidedly Alexandrian fragment upon the 7.iapyos, founded upon 4 Macc. i.

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  • 13); (34) the tree called peridexion (protects pigeons from the serpent by its shadow); (35) the pigeons (of several colours;: led by one of them, which is of a purple or golden colour); (36) the antelope (or hydrippus; caught by its horns in the thicket); (37) the fireflints (of two sexes; combine to produce fire); (38) the magnet (adheres to iron); (39) the saw-fish (sails in company with ships); (40) the ibis (fishes only along the shore); (41) the ibex (descries a hunter from afar); (42) the diamond again (read "carbuncle"; found only by night); (43) the elephant.(conceives after partaking of mandrake; brings forth in the water; the young protected from the serpent by the father; when fallen is lifted up only by a certain small individual of its own kind); (44) the agate (employed in pearl-fishing); (45) the wild ass and ape (mark the equinox); (46) the Indian stone (relieves patients of the dropsy); (47) the heron (touches no dead body, and keeps to one dwellingplace); (48) the sycamore (or wild fig; grubs living inside the fruit and coming out); (49) the ostrich (devours all sorts of things; forgetful of its own eggs).

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  • The Indian region is the home of the Indian elephant - one of the two sole remaining representatives of the order Proboscidea.

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  • Of the domesticated animals of Asia may first be mentioned the elephant.

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  • The borough is connected with the City of London by Blackfriars, Southwark and London bridges; the thoroughfares leading from these and the other road-bridges as far up as Lambeth converge at St George's Circus; another important junction is the "Elephant and Castle."

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  • Near the "Elephant and Castle" is the Metropolitan Tabernacle, the original building of which, burnt down in 1898, became famous under the Baptist preacher, Charles Spurgeon.

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  • Mahmud ordered Hasan Maimandi to take the poet as much gold as an elephant could carry, but the jealous treasurer persuaded the monarch that it was too generous a reward, and that an elephant's load of silver would be sufficient.

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  • The reverse shows the seated archer, or occasionally an elephant; the head of the king is beardless and wears a helmet and a diadem; only from the third or fourth king they begin to wear a beard after the Iranian fashion.

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  • The bones of the bear, horse, rhinoceros, lion, elephant, hyena and of many birds and small rodents were unearthed.

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  • Among them are the lion (Somali name libah) and elephant, though these have been to a large extent driven from the northern coast districts;.

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  • country by an elephant.

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  • This fate has overtaken the elephant, giraffe, the buffalo, quagga, gnu, blesbok, gemsbok and ostrich.

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  • When first entered by white men the Transvaal abounded in big game, the lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra and rhinoceros being very numerous, while the hippopotamus and crocodile were found in all the rivers.

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  • Hallett, A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States (1890); A.

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  • South of the Thames the thoroughfares crossing the river between Lambeth and Bermondsey converge upon two circuses, St George's and the Elephant and Castle.

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  • The former company combined with the Great Western Company as regards the electrification of, and provision of stock for, the lines which they had previously worked jointly, from Edgware Road by Bishop's Road to Hammersmith, &c. The Baker Street & Waterloo railway (known as the " Bakerloo ") was opened in 1906 and subsequently extended in one direction to Paddington and in the other to the Elephant and Castle.

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  • wide, one running west and east, from Bayswater Road to Whitechapel, and passing through the city in the neighbourhood of London Wall, and another from Holloway to the Elephant and Castle, to cross the Thames by a new bridge above Blackfriars.

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  • The fauna includes the lion and elephant, found in the neighbourhood of the Portuguese frontier (the lion was also found as late as 1895 in the Ndwandwe district), the white and the black rhinoceros, the leopard, panther, jackal, spotted hyena, aard-wolf, buffalo, zebra, gnu, impala, inyala, oribi, hartebeeste, kudu, springbok, waterbuck, eland, roan antelope, duiker, &c., hares and rabbits.

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  • This delta, which includes the districts of Bassein, Myaungmya, Thongwa, Henzada, Hantha waddy, Tharrawaddy, Pegu and Rangoon town, consists almost entirely of a rich alluvial deposit, and the whole area, which between Cape Negrais and Elephant Point is 137 m.

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  • The food of the people consists as a rule of boiled rice with salted fresh or dried fish, salt, sessamum-oil, chillies, onions, turmeric, boiled vegetables, and occasionally meat of some sort from elephant flesh down to smaller animals, fowls and almost everything except snakes, by way of condiment.

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  • Except, indeed, for its relatively shorter limbs Megatherium americanum rivalled an elephant in bulk, the total length of the skeleton being 18 feet, five of which are taken up by the tail.

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  • Kinloch, it is hunted by "tracking the animal on a single elephant until he is at last found in his lair, or perhaps standing quite unconscious PIG.

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  • mamant; the Tatar word mama, earth, from which it is supposed to be derived, is not known to exist), a name given to an extinct elephant, Elephas primigenius of Blumenbach.

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  • Of the whole group it is in many respects, as in the size and form of the tusks and the characters of the molar teeth, the farthest removed from the mastodon type, while its nearest surviving relative, the Asiatic elephant (E.

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  • It is chiefly by the characters of the molar teeth that the various extinct modifications of the elephant type are distinguished.

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  • The bones of the skeleton generally more resemble those of the Indian elephant than of any other species, but the skull differs in the narrower summit, narrower temporal fossae, and more prolonged incisive sheaths, supporting the roots of the enormous tusks.

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  • Among the external characters by which the mammoth was distinguished from either of the existing species of elephant was the dense clothing, not only of long, coarse outer hair, but also of close under woolly hair of a reddish-brown colour, evidently in adaptation to the cold climate it inhabited.

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  • The average height does not appear to have exceeded that of either of the existing species of elephant.

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  • Among the more remarkable forms are a species of hippopotamus, the elephant (including a pigmy variety), and a gigantic dormouse.

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  • In the typical Ungulata or Diplarthra, the feet are never plantigrade, and the functional toes do not exceed four - the inner digit being suppressed, Right Fore Foot of Indian at all events in all forms which Elephant.

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  • East Africa is rich in all kinds of antelope, and the elephant, rhinoceros and hippopotamus are still plentiful in parts.

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  • Among notable mammals the chimpanzee is found in Unyoro, Toro and north-west Ankole, and has only recently become extinct in Buganda; the okapi inhabits the Semliki forests on the Congo frontier; the giraffe (the male sometimes developing five horn cores) is common in the Northern, Eastern and Rudolf provinces; there are three types of buffalo - the Cape, the Congo and the Abyssinian; two species of zebra (one of them Grevy's), the African wild ass, the square-lipped (" white ") and pointed-lipped (" black ") rhinoceroses, the elephant, hippopotamus, water tragelaph (" Speke's antelope "), Cape ant-bear, aard-wolf (Proteles), hunting-dog, and nearly every genus and most of the species of African antelopes.

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  • Dicuil's knowledge of the islands north and west of Britain is evidently intimate; his references to Irish exploration and colonization, and to (more recent) Scandinavian devastation of the same, as far as the Faeroes, are noteworthy, like his notice of the elephant sent by Harun al-Rashid (in 801) to Charles the Great, the most curious item in a political and diplomatic intercourse of high importance.

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  • Though certainly Irish by birth, it has been conjectured (from his references to Sedulius and the caliph's elephant) that he was in later life in an Irish monastery in the Frankish empire.

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  • The phosphate beds contain Eocene fossils derived from the underlying strata and many fragments of Pleistocene vertebrata such as mastodon, elephant, stag, horse, pig, &c. The phosphate occurs as lumps varying greatly in size, scattered through a sand or clay; they often contain phosphatized Eocene fossils (Mollusca, &c.).

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  • The elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, zebra, buffalo, gnu, quagga, kudu, eland and many other kinds of antelope roamed the plains; the rhinoceros, hippopotamus and crocodile lived in or frequented the rivers, and ostriches and baboons were numerous.

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  • In May 1670 he received the titles of excellency and privy councillor; in July of the same year he was ennobled under the name of Griffenfeldt, deriving his title from the gold griffin with outspread wings which surmounted his escutcheon; in November 1673 he was created a count, a knight of the Elephant and, finally, imperial chancellor.

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  • Chief of animals is the elephant, which roams wild in large numbers, and is extensively caught and tamed by the people for transport.

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  • Hallet, A Thousand Miles on an Elephant (London, 1890); Captain Hamilton, A New Account of the East Indies (1688-1723); Prince Henri d'Orleans, Around Tonquin and Siam (London, 1894); Professor A.

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  • Vincent, Land of the White Elephant; E.

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  • The best known have all been made into stage-plays, and it is in this form that they usually come before the notice of the general public. Amongst them are Ramakien, taken from the great Hindu epic Ramayana; Wetyasunyin, the tale of a king who became an ascetic after contemplation of a withered tree; Worawongs, the story of a prince who loved a princess and was killed by the thrust of a magic spear which guarded her; Chalawan, the tale of a princess beloved by a crocodile; Unarud, the life story of Anuruddha, a demigod, the grandson of Krishna; Phumhon, the tale of a princess beloved by an elephant; Prang tong, a story of a princess who before birth was promised to a "yak" or giant in return for a certain fruit which her mother desired to eat.

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  • Similarly, in the Asiatic islands are found the great mammals of the continent - the elephant, tiger, rhinoceros, anthropoid ape, &c., which are wanting in the Australian region, with which the eastern part of the archipelago is associated.

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  • had a small collection, which included an elephant.

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  • All these writers attacked the problem of descent, and published preliminary phylogenies of such animals as the horse, rhinoceros and elephant, which time has proved to be of only general value and not at all comparable to the exact phylogenetic series which were being established by invertebrate palaeontologists.

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  • Until towards the close of the 19th century Bechuanaland abounded in big game, and the Kalahari is still the home of the lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, buffalo, antelope of many species, ostrich and even the giraffe.

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  • ==Elephant== In Siam it is believed that a white elephant may contain the soul of a dead person, perhaps a Buddha; when one is taken the capturer is rewarded and the animal brought to the king to be kept ever afterwards; it cannot be bought or sold.

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  • In some parts of Indo-China the belief is that the soul of the elephant may injure people after death; it is therefore feted by a whole village.

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  • In Sumatra the elephant is regarded as a tutelary spirit.

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  • The cult of the white elephant is also found at Ennarea, southern Abyssinia.

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  • Mill) equivalent to Intension, which is used to describe the sum of the qualities regarded as belonging to any given thing and involved in the name by which it is known; thus the term "elephant" connotes the having a trunk, a certain shape of body, texture of skin, and so on.

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  • African elephant), the Connotation obviously increases.

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  • Examination will, however, show that a modification similar to that which has transformed the comparatively simple molar tooth of the mastodon into the extremely complex grinder of the Indian elephant has served to change the tooth of the common pig into that of Phacochoerus.

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  • The tubercles which cluster over the surface of the crown of the common pig are elongated and drawn out into the columns of the wart-hog, as the low transverse ridges of the mastodon's tooth become the leaf-like plates of the elephant's molar.

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  • The country inland belonged in the middle ages to the Beja, but the trading places seem to have been always in the hands of foreigners since Ptolemais Theron was established by Ptolemy Philadelphus for intercourse with the elephant hunters.

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  • Here belong, inter alia, the well-known orders of the Garter (England), Golden Fleece (Austria and Spain), Annunziata (Italy), Black Eagle (Prussia), St Andrew (Russia), Elephant (Denmark) and Seraphim (Sweden).

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  • The Order of the Elephant, one of the chief European orders of knighthood, was, it is said, founded by Christian I.

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  • (iv.) THE Tower And Sword (Portugal.) (v.) THE Elephant (Denmark).

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  • The Order of the White Elephant, founded in 1861, is in five classes.

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  • The circular plaque is formed of a triple circle of lotus leaves in gold, red and green, within a blue circlet with pearls a richly caparisoned white elephant on a gold ground, the whole surmounted by the jewelled gold pagoda crown of Siam; the collar is formed of alternate white elephants, red, blue and white royal monograms and gold pagoda crowns.

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  • in breadth, and indicates an animal exceeding the elephant in size.

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  • sumatranus), the Sus vittatus, and the tapir common, but the elephant, altogether absent from Java, is represented in Sumatra by a species considered by some to be peculiar.

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  • The range of the elephant does not extend above 4900 ft.

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  • Among the wild animals are the elephant (comparatively rare), the leopard, varieties of antelope, many kinds of monkeys and numerous venomous snakes.

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  • He had transferred his flag from his own ship the "St George" (98) to the "Elephant" (74), commanded by Captain Foley, because the water was too shallow for a threedecker.

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  • The "Elephant" anchored almost in the middle of the line.

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  • Before Ottway, who had to go in a row-boat, reached the "Elephant," Sir Hyde Parker had reflected that it would be more magnanimous in him to take the responsibility of ordering the retreat.

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  • The fauna includes the elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, roan-antelope, hartebeeste, kudu and many other kinds of antelope, wart-hog, hares, quail, partridge, jungle-fowl, bustard and guinea-fowl.

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  • Palaeoljthjc Transition Period (Solutr) More highly developed forms are found when the mammoth has succeeded the elephant.

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  • The animals of Nigeria include the elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe, hyena, West-African buffalo, many kinds of antelope and gazelle and smaller game.

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  • The fauna includes the elephant, hippopotamus, lion and several species of antelope.

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  • The elephant (Elephas indicus) is found in many parts of India, though not in the north-west.

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  • Contrary to what might be anticipated from its size and from the habits of its African cousin, the Indian elephant is now, at any rate, an inhabitant, not of the plains, but of the hills; and even on the hills it is usually found among the higher ridges and plateaus, and not in the valleys.

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  • From the peninsula of India the elephant has been gradually exterminated, being only found now in the primeval forests of Coorg, Mysore and Travancore, and in the tributary state of Orissa.

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  • The reports of the height of the elephant, like those of its intelligence,.

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  • If hunted, the elephant must be attacked on foot, and the sport is therefore dangerous, especially as the animal has but few parts vulnerable to a bullet.

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  • Whoever kills, captures or injures an elephant, or attempts to do so,, without a licence, is punishable by a fine of 500 rupees for the first offence; and a similar fine, together with six months imprisonment, for a second offence.

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  • The traditional antipathy of the rhinoceros to the elephant seems to be mythical.

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  • From the difficult nature of its habitat, and from the ferocity with which it charges an enemy, the pursuit of the bison is no less dangerous and no less exciting than that of the tiger or the elephant.

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  • They fight from chariots, and freely use the horse, although not yet the elephant, in war.

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  • The fauna includes the lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, kudu and many other kinds of antelope, wild pig, ostrich and crocodile.

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  • The three boats safely reached Elephant I.

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  • Sir Ernest Shackleton made strenuous efforts to rescue the Elephant I.

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  • The fauna includes, in the low country, the lion, panther, elephant, camel, and antelope of numerous species.

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  • The ambassadors brought presents with them; on one of these occasions the first elephant reached the land of the Franks.

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  • He was carried to Samarra, led through the city on the back of an elephant, and then delivered to the executioners, who cut off his arms and legs.

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  • The fauna comprises most of the animals and birds common to the Gangetic plain; but the wild elephant is now practically unknown, except when a stray specimen loses its way at the foot of the hills.

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  • The elephant is rare save in the Niger regions.

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  • The rhinoceros and the elephant both occur in the northern part of the island, though both are somewhat rare, and in this connexion it should be noted that the distribution of quadrupeds as between Borneo, Sumatra and the Malayan Peninsula is somewhat peculiar and seemingly somewhat capricious.

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  • Many quadrupeds, such as the honey-bear and the rhinoceros, are common to all, but while the tiger is common both in the Malayan Peninsula and in Sumatra, it does not occur in Borneo; the elephant, so common in the peninsula, and found in Borneo, is unknown in Sumatra; and the orang-utan, so plentiful in parts of Borneo and parts of Sumatra, has never been discovered in the Malay Peninsula.

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  • This school (France and Germany, 12th to 13th century) developed a casuistical and over-ingenious interpretation - in contrast to the Spanish Talmudists who aimed at simplification and codification - and it drew upon it the saying of Nabmanides (13th cent.): " They try to force an elephant through 1 Lat.

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  • It got its name from the resemblance of the promontory at the confluence of the two Niles to an elephant's trunk, the meaning of khartum in the dialect of Arabic spoken in the locality.

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  • The wild animals include the elephant, still found in large numbers, the leopard, panther, chimpanzee, grey monkeys, antelope of various kinds, the buffalo, wild hog, bush goat, bush pig, sloth, civet and squirrel.

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  • The native fauna was formerly very rich in big game, a fact sufficiently testified by the names given by the early European settlers to mountains and streams. The lion, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, buffalo, quagga, zebra and other large animals were, however, during the 18th and 19th centuries driven out of the more southern regions (though a few elephants and buffaloes,.

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  • Among other Dutch words frequently used in place-names may be instanced: rhenoster (rhinoceros) olifant (elephant), mooi (pretty), modder (mud), klip (cliff), berg (mountain), burg or stad (town), zwart (black), klein (little), groote (great), breede (broad), nieuw (new), zuur (sour), bokke (buck).

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  • The elephant is found in the outer forests as far as the Jumna, and the rhinoceros as far as the Sarda; the spread of both of these animals as far as the Indus and into the plains of India, far beyond their present limits, is authenticated by historical records; they have probably retreated before the advance of cultivation and fire-arms. Wild pigs are common in the lower ranges, and one peculiar species of pigmy-hog (Sus salvanius) of very small size inhabits the forests at the base of the mountains in Nepal and Sikim.

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  • The town arms are the elephant and castle, with the motto Fortitudo et fidelitas.

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  • The forests are the home of several kinds of monkeys, including the chimpanzee in the Aruwimi region; the lion, leopard, wild hog, wolf, hyena, jackal, the python and other snakes, and particularly of the elephant.

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  • Among animals peculiar to the forest regions are a tiger-cat about the size of a leopard, the honey badger or black Ituri ratel and the elephant shrew.

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  • When the state was founded elephant and hippopotamus ivory formed for some years the most important article of export.

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  • Human bones and objects of human manufacture have been found in such geological relation to the remains of fossil species of elephant, rhinoceros, hyena, bear, &c., as to lead to the distinct inference that man already existed at a remote period in localities where these mammalia are now and have long been extinct.

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  • p. 286), that the human bones and worked flints had been deposited indiscriminately together with the remains of fossil elephant, rhinoceros, &c. Certain caves and rock-shelters in the province of Dordogne, in central France, were examined by a French and an English archaeologist, Edouard Lartet and Henry Christy, the remains discovered showing the former prevalence of the reindeer in this region, at that time inhabited by savages, whose bone and stone implements indicate a habit of life similar to that of the Eskimos.

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  • Moreover, the co-existence of man with a fauna now extinct or confined to other districts was brought to yet clearer demonstration by the discovery in these caves of certain drawings and carvings of the animals done by the ancient inhabitants themselves, such as a group of reindeer on a piece of reindeer horn, and a sketch of a mammoth, showing the elephant's long hair, on a piece of a mammoth's tusk from La Madeleine (Lartet and Christy, Reliquiae Aquitanicae, ed.

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  • Elephant and rhinoceros are numerous in certain low-lying districts, especially in the Sobat valley.

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  • GANESA, or Ganesh, in Hindu mythology, the god of wisdom and prudence, always represented with an elephant's head possibly to indicate his sagacity.

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  • The limbs are very strong, and the feet short and broad, resembling externally those of an elephant or tortois Glyptodonts constitute a family, the Glyptodontidae, whose position is next to the armadillos (Dasypodidae); the group being represented by a number of generic types.

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  • This class includes the elephant (now found only in the Knysna and neighbouring forest regions), buffalo and zebra (strictly preserved, and confined to much the same regions as the elephant), eland, oribi, koodoo, haartebeest and other kinds of antelope and gnu.

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  • Among plants remarkable in their appearance and structure may be noted the cactus-like Euphorbiae or spurge plants, the Stapelia or carrion flower, and the elephant's foot or Hottentots' bread, a plant of the same order as the yam.

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  • In point of bodily size mammals present a greater range of variation than is exhibited by any other living terrestrial animals, the extremes in this respect being displayed by the African elephant on the one hand and certain species of shrewmice (whose head and body scarcely exceed an inch and a half in length) on the other.

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  • The latter dictum must not, however, be pushed to an extreme, since the African elephant, which is the largest living land mammal, attaining in exceptional cases a height approaching 12 ft., was largely exceeded in this respect by an extinct Indian species, whose height has been estimated at between 15 and 16 ft.

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  • Accordingly, it was at this epoch that the small ancestral insectivorous mammals first forsook their arboreal habitat to try a life on the open plains, where their descendants developed on the one hand into the carnivorous and other groups, in which the toes are armed with nails or claws, and on the other into the hoofed group, inclusive of such monsters as the elephant and the giraffe.

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  • Possibly, however, its birthplace may prove to be Africa; if so, we shall have a case analogous to that of the African elephant, namely that while giraffes flourished during the Pliocene in Asia (where they may have originated), they survive only in Africa.

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  • About this mission, one 1 One of the most famous of these mounds is the so-called Elephant Mound, 4 m.

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  • corner of the state, near the Mississippi river; it is an effigy mound, and a drifting of earth changed its original shape, that of a bear, so that it roughly resembled an elephant; see pp. 91-93 of the Twelfth Annual Report (1894), Bureau of American Ethnology.

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  • and between 53° and 63° W., and separated by Bransfield Strait from the region composed of Danco Land, Palmer Land, Louis Philippe Land, &c. The more considerable islands from west to east are Smith (or James), Low (or Jameson), Snow, Deception, Livingstone, Greenwich, Robert, Nelson, King George I., Elephant, and Clarence.

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  • If one were to ask him what the substance is in which this colour and that taste or smell inhere, " he would find himself in a difficulty like that of the Indian, who, after saying that the world rested on an elephant, and the elephant on a broad-backed tortoise, could only suppose the tortoise to rest on ` Something, I know not what.'

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  • Like Heracles when he leaped into the belly of the monster which was about to swallow Hesione, the Mantis once jumped down the throat of a hostile elephant, and so destroyed him.

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  • Of these formulae '(chosen because illustrated by Greek heroic legends) - (I) is a sanction of barbarous nuptial etiquette; (2) is an obvious ordinary incident; (3) is moral, and both (3) and (1) may pair off with all the myths of the origin of death from the infringement of a taboo or sacred command; (4) would naturally occur wherever, as on the West Coast of Africa, human victims have been offered to sharks or other beasts; (5) the story of flight from a horrible crime, occurs in some stellar myths, and is an easy and natural invention; (6) flight from wizard father or husband, is found in Bushman and Namaqua myth, where the husband is an elephant; (7) success of youngest brother, may have been an explanation and sanction of " tungsten-recht " - Maui in New Zealand is an example, and Herodotus found the story among the Scythians; (8) the bride given to successful adventurer, is consonant with heroic manners as late as Homer; (9) is no less consonant with the belief that beasts have human sentiments and supernatural powers; (to) the " strong man," is found among Eskimo and Zulus, and was an obvious invention when strength was the most admired of qualities; (II) the baffled ogre, is found among Basques and Irish, and turns on a form of punning which inspires an " ananzi " story in West Africa; (12) descent into Hades, is the natural result of the savage conception of Hades, and the tale is told of actual living people in the Solomon Islands and in New Caledonia; Eskimo Angekoks can and do descend into Hades - it is the prerogative of the necromantic magician; (13) " the false bride," found among the Zulus, does not permit of such easy explanation - naturally, in Zululand, the false bride is an animal; (14) the bride accused of bearing be 1st-children, has already been disposed of; the belief is inevitable where no distinction worth mentioning is taken between men and animals.

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  • The elephant (though its range has become restricted through the attacks of hunters) is found both in the savannas and forest regions, the latter being otherwise poor in large game, though the special habitat of the chimpanzee and gorilla.

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  • Petherick sought for ivory only, but those who followed him soon found that slave-raiding was more profitable than elephant hunting.

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  • 10 The best frankincense, as we learn from Arrian," was formerly exported from the neighbourhood of Cape Elephant in Africa (the modern Ras Fiel); and A.

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  • There are no large beasts of prey, and neither the elephant, the rhinoceros nor the tapir is represented.

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  • Others had flat noses, protruding eyes, and ears that were shaped like those of an elephant.

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  • The Jungle Book will come alive for younger children, who can take an elephant ride to an ancient Rajput fort.

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  • Animals present included red deer, roe deer, horse, boar, bear, wolf, elephant, rhinoceros, lion and hyena !

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  • The original elephant seal population of about 93,000 to 110,000 animals was reduced by 70 percent as a result of these operations.

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  • Atop an elephant in the jungle, go in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros.

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  • Asian elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, orangutan, and tiger populations are all declining because palm oil plantations are encroaching on their habitats.

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  • Here there are Weddell and elephant seals, skuas, giant petrels, Antarctic terns and rookeries of chinstrap, gentoo and macaroni penguins.

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  • Possibly visit vast penguin rookeries, land on beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals or observe wallowing southern elephant seals.

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  • Now, like the rest of the facility, the elephant 's foot is under the thick concrete sarcophagus.

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  • A sudden scurrying mouse could easily startle an elephant and may cause it to rear up.

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  • In season you can spot various species of penguins, occasionally fur seals, sea lions and elephant seals.

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  • CJ is a cute, cuddly, very nice elephant with a beautiful face arid a shapely, hourglass body.

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  • Have competition with Rob for silliest animal: elephant shrew wins.

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  • RE: the recent spate of clean elephant jokes.

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  • Dodging a charging cheetah or causing an elephant stampede is just a typical afternoon for tiny Tarzan !

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  • Mrs Stevenson moodily stirred in several extra spoonfuls of sugar into her coffee that was strong enough to knock out a bull elephant.

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  • The two marine mammals found on land are the subantarctic fur seals Arctocephalus tropicalis and southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina.

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  • The other two subspecies of the Asian elephant are E. m. sumatranus on Sumatra and E. m. maximus on Sri Lanka.

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  • At only 18 I 've managed to accomplish #1: Swim with dolphins #9: Go on safari #22: Bathing an elephant.

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  • The symbol of the Zoo, which was an elephant, will now be the Sumatran tiger.

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  • We hope that they have joined with wild herds - a solitary life for a very young elephant would be treacherous in many ways.

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  • Be careful not to buy poached ivory souvenirs in Thailand and watch out for elephant ivory trinkets in Hong Kong and China.

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  • Use an arm for an elephant trunk, jump like a kangaroo.

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  • The little mouse hopped on the elephant 's big long trunk.

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  • Elephant 's tusks are large teeth growing from the upper jaw.

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  • Ivory Strictly speaking, the word ivory only applies to the material from which elephant tusks are comprised.

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  • Matt 's birdwatching buddy, Daffyd, takes a closer look at an elephant seal, and the seals have a good wallow !

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  • It is a parade of wild animals Our world is now a pitiful weakling It groans with the burden of an elephant corpse !

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  • Since we have no way of knowing the future submission rate and it might fall, investment might become a white elephant.

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  • In addition people saw millions squandered by an incompetent Government or the biggest white elephant ever the Dome.

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  • This is proof positive of all the lies we 've ever been told about the great nuclear white elephant.

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  • Back to top of Page Hungry Elephant - making shopping worthwhile Like to shop on-line?

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  • There is no way of telling the detail of what sporting events they held you can only imagine, perhaps elephant mud wrestling.

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  • References: " Estimate for zoo elephant facility hits $ 13 million ".

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  • Generally, the socks will come with instructions for making the sock monkey, but if you want to learn how to make a sock elephant or other toys, the book may be worth ordering to you.

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  • Plus, almost every common animal on Earth has its own book, from the polar bear to the snake to the elephant to the horse.

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  • However, you also can choose from an ape, panda, elephant, crocodile or kangaroo, as well as some other pets.

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  • Besides the normal pets, you can have an ape, elephant and panda, among others.

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  • Perhaps you are more interested in an elephant, panda or camel?

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  • The Museum of Natural History features a towering elephant and a tyrannosaurus rex along with all sorts of prehistoric creatures.

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  • A layout of Fantasyland could include photos taken on "Dumbo the Flying Elephant" and "It's a Small World."

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  • With the head of an elephant and four arms, this statue is often present at many important Indian and Hindu religious ceremonies, including weddings.

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  • Chances are you will find an assortment of much anticipated goodies and the occasional white elephant treasure.

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  • Emerging Elephant Tie: This doesn't have elephants on them as the name would suggest.

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  • Enjoy the Gorilla Swing, elephant slide, and Tipping Tree Frogs.

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  • From It's a Small World to Dumbo the Flying Elephant, children will especially love the west coast imports that have been charming Florida crowds for generations.

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  • The ride has been refurbished seven times over the years, including the additional of the Indian Elephant pool, rerouting the cruise's path and finally, the addition of piranhas.

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  • Really, the only thing missing from Carnival Games is cotton candy and elephant ears... the real thing, not virtual.

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  • You are a tiny speck, like a mouse to an elephant.

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  • Enjoy this unusual game where your opponents are towering over you like a mouse to an elephant.

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  • Wine Spectator is the elephant in the tasting room.

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  • Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children's Story of Peanut Allergies.

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  • Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Childrens Story of Peanut Allergies.

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  • Applications for feng shui elephant are not a natural Chinese feng shui element.

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  • The elephant as an icon has been borrowed from Indian and Thai cultures.

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  • The Indian culture believes the elephant is a god known as Ganapati.

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  • So how did the elephant make its way into feng shui applications?

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  • Chinese elephant sculptures and figurines often depict a child or children riding on its back in a symbol of fertility and wealth.

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  • Many people believe the white elephant is a Chinese icon when in fact the mythology surrounding such a rare occurrence in nature comes from Thailand.

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  • Only the Thai king is allowed to possess a white elephant since it is considered such a powerful omen.

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  • Depending on where you place an elephant statue in your home will determine which auspicious element is activated.

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  • There are a few things to consider when selecting the perfect elephant or pair of elephants for your home.

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  • A laughing Buddha riding an elephant with children on his lap or running beside him is an excellent symbol for family happiness and prosperity.

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  • Set a framed photo or small statue of an elephant in the area where you or your children study to enhance learning.

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  • An elephant placed in an exercise room will bring greater strength and power.

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  • Use a white elephant in the helpful people area of your home to activate positive influence in your life.

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  • The elephant - Long considered a creature that symbolizes luck, elephants attain great amounts of wisdom with age.

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  • When using an elephant picture or figurine, always make sure it has a raised trunk.

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  • Origami Instructions: This site features illustrated instructions for a ring and an elephant.

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  • The animal instructions include bear cub, cat, crocodile, elephant, fish, fox, giraffe, kangaroo, mouse, rabbit, snake, spider, turtle and whale.

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  • There are many different projects like sea otter, frog, elephant, polar bear, snake, fox and owl.

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  • You can create everything from a swan to an elephant.

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  • At the website, you can learn how to make an elephant, penguin and even Godzilla out of these towels.

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  • This website provides you with instructions for making a variety of origami towel creations, including a towel elephant.

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  • The first couple of animals that come to mind when you think about folding towel animals are probably the elephant and the monkey.

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  • Alcatraz was just another white elephant in the Federal Government's hands.

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  • Will it be an imaginary creature of unknown origin, or do you want to recreate a favorite animal, like a dog, cat, monkey, elephant, or giraffe?

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  • Other pieces on the board were known as the general or counselor, the chariot (rook in modern chess), elephant, horse (knight in modern chess) and foot soldier (pawn in modern chess).

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  • In a white elephant gift exchange, each person contributes one wrapped gift.

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  • While it's all in good fun, a white elephant exchange can quickly become a game of strategy.

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  • Instead of the traditional white elephant gift exchange, tell guests they have a $5-$10 limit to purchase something a little racy, such as what you might find at Spencer's.

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  • Funny presents are especially appropriate for a Secret Santa Christmas gift exchange or white elephant gift party, when most of the recipients would expect unusual and even awkward but well intentioned gifts.

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  • As the little elephant blows butterflies out of her trunk, children try to catch them with a net.

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  • As the little elephant blows butterflies out of her trunk, children try to catch them with a net.

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  • Questions could be based on historical events, trivia, etc. Instructions could be statements like, "Do five jumping jacks with your eyes crossed" or "Walk around the room like an elephant".

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  • Who can forget the darling little elephant with his oversized ears and miniature best friend?

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  • The monster is said to resemble the size of an elephant along with its skin color and texture.

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  • For example, the rabbit is replaced by the cat in some regions, and the pig may be replaced by an elephant in other regions as well.

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  • The University of Alabama has two cheerleading squads, one dance squad and of course there is the beloved elephant mascot, Big Al, which is played by three different students.

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  • With a few crayons and a bit of construction paper to craft ears, manes, noses, and other details to be attached with glue or tape, your child could be an elephant, rabbit, lion, tiger, or bear for the day.

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  • For the man who wants to make more of a statement, as well as more friends, there are fire hose, snake and elephant bikinis as well as sexy jockstraps, all designed to draw the eye and possibly the hand, so be prepared.

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  • One year later, Elephant was released to an even wider audience.

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  • Organize a white elephant gift exchange - Again, have everyone bring a gender-neutral unwrapped gift.

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  • In Thailand, Simpson and her friends experience local cuisine (fried bugs), a ride on an elephant, a painful Thai massage and explored the cultural trend of skin lightening.

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  • Who knew that sound was really an altered elephant trumpet?

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  • Elephant and Ants develops and designs dynamic and informative websites with the end user in mind.

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