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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Pachyderm

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Pachyderm: noun - Any thick-skinned quadruped, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus; thick-skinned individual.

‘At the zoo, Jennifer was always eager to visit the pachyderms, finding the folds and creases of their hides utterly fascinating and revolting.’

‘You pachyderm; you’re so impervious to criticism and adverse comment, Adolph, that it’s no wonder people don’t like you.’

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