Sentence Examples


  • Payne in Madras, one tusk measures 6 ft.
  • A tusk in the British Museum measures io ft.
  • And a weight of 2262 lb; but a still longer, although lighter, tusk was brought to London in 1905.
  • An important piece of evidence on this point has recently come to light in the shape of the carved hippopotamus-tusk handle of an Egyptian predynastic stone knife, said to have been found in the Wadi el 'Araq, on the right bank of the Nile opposite Nag`Hamadi, and now in the Louvre.23 On this remarkable object, which is certainly of predynastic Egyptian date (before 3500 B.C.), we see representations of early Egyptians and perhaps other tribes fighting, with ships, some like those represented on the Egyptian predynastic pots and others different, with high prows and sterns, and we also see a strange deity of Babylonian aspect.
  • Long, from snout to end of tail, the exserted portion of the tusk may measure 6 or 7 and occasionally 8 ft.

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