wombat

[ US /ˈwɑmˌbæt/ ]
[ UK /wˈɒmbæt/ ]
NOUN
  1. burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger
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How To Use wombat In A Sentence

  • There is also a small, clumsy, inoffensive animal called the wombat, which is never found outside of these Australian regions. Harper's Young People, March 2, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly
  • In fact there is a great deal at Riversleigh that is more complex than just the fossils of koalas and wombats and kangaroos and other weird creatures.
  • European red foxes contribute to spreading mange throughout the country as well, as at times they utilise wombat burrows for rest.
  • The Tasmanians subsisted largely by hunting seals, red-necked wallabies (a close relative of the kangaroo), and wombats (a four-legged, furry marsupial). In the Valley of the Shadow
  • Koalas and wombats are probably each other's closest relatives.
  • Aside from resisting the urge to reach out and skitch a 100kph ride behind a passing semi, I give my mtb a bit of extra purpose by transforming the verge beside the narrow crumbling sections of road into a personal bike lane, and where reasonable I stop to drag the larger roadkill off the thoroughfare - today it was a wombat. Pull My Strings: The New Puppetry
  • How dare you say the northern hairy nosed wombat isn't worth saving?
  • And I thought it was all cuddly wombats, koalas and kookaburras.
  • Amateur fossil hunters have helped to uncover the oldest known ancestor to kangaroos, koalas, possums, and wombats.
  • XIII Trancus the outfitter was a wombat, overweight as were most of his kind. The Time of the Transference
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