ivory


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ivory

exceptionally hard dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses, hippopotami and some other animals.
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By climbing trees they had had a fairly good view of the herd, which they described as numbering several large tuskers, a great many cows and calves, and full-grown bulls whose ivory would be worth having.
The Arab raiders have returned with their cannibal slaves for our ivory and our women
As soon as the maid opened the door Ozma, bearing in her hand her ivory wand, stepped into the hall and made her way at once to the drawing-room, followed by all her company, except the Lion and the Tiger.
The word ivory would ring in the air for a while--and on we went again into the silence, along empty reaches, round the still bends, between the high walls of our winding way, reverberating in hollow claps the ponderous beat of the stern-wheel.
Now the giant pachyderm was but a few yards from the hidden death lurking in his path, and the blacks, certain of success, were screaming and dancing in his wake, waving their war spears and celebrating in advance the acquisition of the splendid ivory carried by their prey and the surfeit of elephant meat which would be theirs this night.
His greedy eyes had noted the great ivory tusks of the bull.
Here was whiteness which no lilies, ivory, nor alabaster could match.
Better get a fine lot of ivory, then he say nothing.
Will you come and look at the ivory I've got there?
Next morning they saw Makola very busy setting up in the yard the big scales used for weighing ivory.
And Carlier said: "It's deplorable, but, the men being Company's men the ivory is Company's ivory.
Since California currently has largest market for legally traded ivory in the United States, the ban is going to be key to combating the elephant-poaching crisis in Africa.