rhinoceros

Part of speech: noun

A large mammal, of Africa and Asia, with one or two horns on the snout, and a very thick hide.

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Usage examples "rhinoceros":

  1. I think I see them now: the fox in the middle, the long- legged moulting foreign bird at one end, and that 'ere shiny old rhinoceros in the porch under them picters of the dying deer and t'other deer swimming. - "The Mark Of Cain", Andrew Lang.
  2. It could scarce have been design in the rhinoceros to act as he now did, though it appeared so to those who were watching. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  3. There were thirty gaolers to guard that enclosure, each armed with his rhinoceros- hide courbatch, but this was the one moment in each day when the courbatch was neither feared, nor, as it seemed, felt. - "The Four Feathers", A. E. W. Mason.