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elephant

  

      n   pl   , -phants, -phant  
1    either of the two proboscidean mammals of the family Elephantidae. The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger species, with large flapping ears and a less humped back than the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus), of S and SE Asia  
2      (Chiefly Brit)   a size of writing paper, 23 by 28 inches  
     (C13: from Latin elephantus, from Greek elephas elephant, ivory, of uncertain origin)  
  elephantoid      adj  


elephant bird  
      n      another name for       aepyornis  
elephant grass  
      n   any of various stout tropical grasses or grasslike plants, esp. Pennisetum purpureum, and Typha elephantina, a type of reed mace  
elephant seal  
      n   either of two large earless seals, Mirounga leonina of southern oceans or M. angustirostris of the N Atlantic, the males of which have a long trunklike snout  
elephant's-ear  
      n  
1    any aroid plant of the genus Colocasia, of tropical Asia and Polynesia, having very large heart-shaped leaves: grown for ornament and for their edible tubers  
   See also       taro  
2    any of various cultivated begonias with large showy leaves  
elephant's-foot   , elephant foot  
      n   a monocotyledonous plant, Testudinaria elephantipes, of southern Africa, with a very large starchy tuberous stem, covered in corky scales: family Dioscoreaceae  
elephant shrew  
      n   any small active African mammal of the family Macroscelididae and order Macroscelidea, having an elongated nose, large ears, and long hind legs  
sea elephant  
      n      another name for       elephant seal  
white elephant  
      n  
1    a rare albino or pale grey variety of the Indian elephant, regarded as sacred in parts of S Asia  
2    a possession that is unwanted by its owner  
3    an elaborate venture, construction, etc., that proves useless  
4    a rare or valuable possession the upkeep of which is very expensive  
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International House Of Pancakes
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there is something really obvious that no one talks about
n.
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
n.
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
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dans la maison du forgeron, la broche est en bois
ce proverbe met en exergue le fait que l'on néglige de faire pour soi_même, ce que l'on fait pour les autres
n.
ce qu'on apprend au berceau, demeure jusqu'au tombeau
n.
des amis, ayez en jusque dans la maison du diable
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à l'entrée de la ville sont les premières maisons
n.
farine fraîche et pain chaud font la ruine de la maison
id.
expression meaning that one should not criticize someone else for a mistake that he/she also makes or a flaw that he/she also has
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l'homme ne doit dire à sa femme s'il n'est en sa maison
n.
ceux qui habitent des maisons de verre ne doivent pas se servir de projectiles
n.
ceux qui habitent des maisons de verre ne doivent pas se servir de projectiles
n.
celui dont la maison est de verre doit se garder de jeter des pierres aux autres
n.
fumée, pluie et femme sans raison chassent l'homme de la maison
n.
balaie la maison de tes amis, et ne frappe pas à la porte de tes ennemis
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