pachyderm


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pachyderm

any very large thick-skinned mammal, such as an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus

pachyderm

[′pak·ə‚dərm]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of various nonruminant hooved mammals characterized by thick skin, including the elephants, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, and others.
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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond told members of the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club on Monday that he plans to urge other Tennessee sheriffs to monitor Muslims in their jurisdictions.
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The pachyderm is noted for her accurate prediction of the results of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa Euro 2012 and the Champions League final of 2013.
Domestic elephants in Thailand -- where the pachyderm is a national symbol -- have been used en masse in the tourist trade since they found themselves unemployed in 1989 when logging was banned.
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When the water hits the big ears next fall, the 25-foot waterfall being built at the $42 million Pachyderm Forest will help launch one of the most advanced exhibits in the nation, zoo officials say.
Photographs by Karl Ammann, Text by Dale Peterson A photographer's lens brings this pachyderm into focus.
The new-born pachyderm, who has yet to be named, was allowed to take her first walk outdoors, chaperoned by her mother and another female elephant friend.
part of the pachyderm procession announcing the arrival of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The mission's sponsors were the Pachyderm Club, the Tennessee Valley Republican Women, the Hamilton County Republican Women and Operation Iraqi Children.
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George is relieved when the pachyderm is reunited with her owner and returned home.