Pad elephant


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pad elephant An elephant that is furnished with a pad for carrying burdens instead of with a howdah for carrying passengers.
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In literature:

Between every two howdahs are four or five pad elephants.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
On the elephant's back there was a large pad upon which we were to sit.
"Highroads of Geography" by Anonymous
He was on foot and was accompanied by two coolies carrying his elephant's pad.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
But it was achieved at last; and with the tiger roped firmly on a pad the elephants started back in single file.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
From out the howdah he took a heavy leather pad, which he adjusted over the fore skull of the elephant, and gave a command.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
We pick up victim and tiger and heave them on a pad-elephant.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
The Malay, the remaining attendant, and the pack-pony were behind the pad-elephant.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
The man gave him a wild look, and nodded his head, as he held on by one hand to the rope which secured the elephant's pad.
"Gil the Gunner" by George Manville Fenn
Moving about among them, he had seemed like a softly padding elephant.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
It is strange that, huge as the elephant is, from the soft padding of its feet, the sound of its steps is not heard even on hard ground.
"Adventures in Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
But it was dead at last; and they lifted it on to the pad of one of the "beater" elephants.
"Life in an Indian Outpost" by Gordon Casserly