elephant trunk

elephant trunk

A long cylindrical tube with a hopper-like top; used as a chute for concrete in placing the concrete in deep shafts or forms; the tube is kept filled with concrete, so that there is no free fall of material and resultant segregation of its constituents is avoided.
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Although the elephant trunk is huge, weighing about 400lb, it is so dexterous it can pick up very tiny things, including a single grain of rice.
When the young animals do not understand, she explains the tornado shape is like an elephant trunk reaching from the sky to the ground.
aft deck water collection sump - single elephant trunk style deck drainers 4" minimum - stainless steel bow winch eye strong point and transom mounted towing eyes.
Ian's Elephant Trunk - Ian's prank on Nina ended up being used in an episode.
There are strict rules on the eligibility of costumes, including: | All participants must be dressed in a full elephant costume - from head to toe - including footwear and a headpiece with ears, elephant trunk, tusks and a tail.
This is a realm where a fragile sepia door that seems to disappear and reappear in dusky time is a remembrance of lives lost in the Holocaust, a realm where the vague, almost identifiable lines of an elephant trunk emerging from a mysterious mass of tangled grey sets me dreaming of the time I saw these astonishing prehistoric creatures on the plains of the Serengeti.
Casual contacts included zoo employees or volunteers who might have been exposed to elephant trunk secretions or fecal matter (3), but who had not had close contact with elephant A.
Lee said researchers are also thinking of designing a sensor based on an elephant trunk, which puffs out air, stirring up an area, and then sucks in air to smell.
1963, in which an elephant trunk reaches to touch an anonymous individual's outstretched arm; the parity it expresses between the two species is startling.
Operative strategy for acute type a aortic dissection: ascending aortic or hemiarch versus total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk.
The number 6 is like an elephant trunk and 7 is like a boomerang, so, if you have to remember to catch the 67 bus, imagine an elephant standing at a bus stop, throwing a boomerang with its trunk.