[ US /ˌhɪpəˈpɑtəməs/ ]
[ UK /hˈɪpəpˌɒtæməs/ ]
  1. massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
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How To Use hippopotamus In A Sentence

  • I had no friendly feeling for the hippopotamus, the kamichi, or horned screamer, and the zebu, who aimed at making me say H, K and The Life of the fly; with which are interspersed some chapters of autobiography
  • And those animals were caught, and as the elephant was drowning, the decision was made to destroy the elephant and also the hippopotamus.
  • Some crocodile or hippopotamus crawling through the rushes might craunch the babe. The Wedding Ring A Series of Discourses for Husbands and Wives and Those Contemplating Matrimony
  • It was as if she had asked him how he would like to be a hippopotamus.
  • Q: What do you call a hippopotamus who rides a train? Making Light: Open thread 137
  • Upon both sides of the river the people now advanced, dragging the rope on the surface of the water until they reached the ambatch float that was swimming to and fro, according to the movements of the hippopotamus below. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3
  • But I remember she said there was a hippopotamus and a rhinoceros.
  • Twenty-two days spent tracking elephants, hippopotamuses, and crocodiles in the Okavango Delta.
  • Central to the debate has been the demise of the Australian megafauna, including animals such as marsupial lions, hippopotamus-sized wombats and the 2m-tall giant kangaroo Procoptodon goliah. Water Conserve: Water Conservation RSS Newsfeed
  • A terrified gamekeeper had a lucky escape after he managed to sprint to safety from a charging hippopotamus.
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