Hippo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hippo massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
    • n Hippo an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hippos can live up to 40 years in the wild
    • n hippo Same as hypo.
    • n hippo A colloquial abbreviation of hippopotamus.
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Usage

In literature:

The hippo was still in it, and the hippo was very heavy himself, weighing as much as two tons of coal.
"Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant" by Richard Barnum
On reaching the house, John found that his father had just returned from Hippos, whither he had gone on business.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
He's got a bent-in nose, an' a lop ear, an' a jaw like a hippo.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
You will find plenty of hippos in the river, and crocs too.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
And I don't see how one lassoes a hippo anyhow.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
The crocodile is deemed lawful sport because it endangers life, but the Hippo.
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry
Hippo, unchastened, bounded to his feet and saluted.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
The white man who kills a hippo is immediately acclaimed a hero.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Herodotus, Aristotle, and the other Greek writers constantly call this animal ~hippos potamios~.
"Notes and Queries, Number 33, June 15, 1850" by Various
Raising his pistol von Gobendorff placed the muzzle within an inch of the hippo's right eye, and fired two shots in quick succession.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
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In poetry:

Its mouth—unreasonably small—
The hippo opened not at all,
Or, if it did, it was about
As thrilling as a teapot spout.
"Mouths Of Hippopotami And Some Recent Novels" by Ellis Parker Butler
The hippo's feeble steps may err
In compassing material ends,
While the True Church need never stir
To gather in its dividends.
"The Hippopotamus" by T S Eliot
At mating time the hippo's voice
Betrays inliexions hoarse and odd,
But every week we hear rejoice
The Church, at being one with God.
"The Hippopotamus" by T S Eliot

In news:

The unique opportunity comes via the "HOPE HIPPO " installation, part of the Restless Empathy exhibit at the museum, which opened Thursday.
The Milwaukee County Zoo, which has two female hippos .
The hippos are a little less collectible.
My Hippo Has the Hiccups by Kenn Nesbitt.
Dozens of elephants, giraffes, rhinoceros, hippos , and zebras roam a manmade 119-acre savannah that visitors pass through on a truck.
Write a comment about " Hippo Love".
Though UV Hippo 's blend of rock, funk and even a little bit of psych and classical music has that jam-band sound, the quintet's music is carefully composed.
Pygmy hippos weigh up to 275 kilograms (600 pounds) and are native to western Africa.
Nobody messes with a hippo .
also regulates Hippo activity and PCP.
When King Hippo's mouth is open, like now, that would be a good time to punch him.
The rare hippo was born Thursday at Lowry Park Zoo.
Who doesn't want a little Hump Day hippo cuteness.
Unbearably Cute Pygmy Hippo Takes Her First Swim.
Prince Harry the pygmy hippo dies during surgery.
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