Water elephant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water elephant (Zoöl) The hippopotamus.
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Usage

In literature:

He leads the wildebeests to water and he lends his eyes to the elephants as they feed.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
To convey the wild elephant to the water, a tame one is placed on each side of him.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Into the water splashed the five elephant children.
"Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant" by Richard Barnum
At nights, when we encamped near to a river or pool of water, we saw immense numbers of elephants come down to drink and enjoy themselves.
"The Gorilla Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
The quantity of food daily consumed by an elephant in captivity is calculated at 200 lbs; besides thirty-six pails of water.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
I was not disappointed, for in a short time the ground shook with the heavy tramp of elephants hurrying down to the water.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
I saw herds of elephants go into the water to bathe.
"Kari the Elephant" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
She says he took her to a circus once but he got free tickets for carrying water for the elephant.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
Just at that moment the elephant made a motion, as though he was about to come out of the water.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
He told them where water would be found, and, near it, the body of an elephant for food.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Presently a pail of water was brought for the elephant to drink.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
In the centre of this glade there was a pond of water that the elephants frequently used for a bath, or to drink from.
"Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa" by Alfred W. Drayson
The elephant retreated a short distance into deeper water.
"My Dark Companions" by Henry M. Stanley
War elephants and perfumed waters, in the same palace.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Then the elephants sent out exploring parties in search of water.
"Curious Myths of the Middle Ages" by Sabine Baring-Gould
It must have required for a pair of elephants, about one hundred and fifty tons of food and water.
"Mistakes of Moses" by Robert G. Ingersoll
A week before it was under water and no elephants would have faced it.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
The elephant is first conducted round the temple and then inside, in order to present the water to the god.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Elephants will come down to that spot to drink water, and will get drunk and fall on the ground.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians" by Woislav M. Petrovitch
It must have required for a pair of elephants, about one hundred and fifty tons of food and water.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 2 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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In poetry:

When the blue elephant
Finds a lotus by the water-side
He takes it up and eats it.
Lemons are not sweeter than sugar.
"Misadventure" by Edward Powys Mathers
Nor heed the elephants that tiger, plucking
Green leaves, and sucking with a dry trunk dew;
Tormented by the blazing day, they wander,
And, nowhere finding water, still renew
Their search--a woful crew!
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

An elephant drinks at a watering hole at the Tsavo National Park in July 2011.
New photos of Robert Pattinson filming his latest project: Water For Elephants.
'Water for Elephants' is almost worth the price of admission .
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon kiss on the set of Water For Elephants.
There was a time when, as a consumer, you were limited to SUVs that crowded the road like drunken elephants looking for their next watering hole.
Based on the acclaimed bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting.
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in a scene from Water for Elephants.
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon shared a sexy embrace while shooting their upcoming period piece Water For Elephants in Los Angeles Sunday, and RadarOnline.com has all the pics for you.
Water lines caused by almost a century of evaporation circle around Elephant Butte Island.
Opal and Rosie, retired circus elephants, look forward to drinking from a large bucket of water at Hope Elephants, a not-for-profit rehabilitation and educational facility in Hope.
You're hanging out in the pool, and all of a sudden, an elephant starts to drink the water in the pool.
Mali the elephant gets a bucket of water from Noel Co, who has been her caretaker at the Manila Zoo for about 12 years.
Hundreds herd to 'Water for Elephants' premiere.
'Water for Elephants' a beautiful, predictable movie.
ALBUQUERUQE, N.M.—With much of New Mexico still stuck in severe drought, water managers are improving miles of channel along the Rio Grande so more winter and spring runoff can find its way to Elephant Butte Reservoir.
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