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noun as in pachyderm

noun as in ungulate

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In the case of the hippopotamus, they cut channels through the mud to navigate between precious water and food sources.

Similar trampling features can be seen today around Australian billabongs, or waterholes in Africa where the largest plant-eaters, such as elephants and hippopotamuses, trample mud into a hard layer.

This article is excerpted from American Hippopotamus, a recent single from The Atavist.

Pygmy hippos are a distinct sub-species to their larger cousins the common hippopotamus.

I'm not the hippopotamus I think I am when I'm comparing myself to Blake Lively.

It was a hippopotamus which had been standing on the river-brink within six yards of the muzzle of his gun.

He aimed at the yawning hippopotamus and fired, hitting it on the skull, but at such an angle that the ball glanced off.

He was as successful as he was brave, and he had the great good luck to meet a tiger, a young hippopotamus, and a boa constrictor.

It was voted by acclamation, that Hippopotamus was agreeable to the company.

Let's play I'm a hippopotamus, and you're a little yellow chicken, and I'm trying to catch you and eat you up.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hippopotamus, such as: elephant, mammoth, mastodon, and rhinoceros.

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