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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So I stayed with him till the time of the monsoon, and every day we added to our store of ivory till all his ware-houses were overflowing with it.
Now, as she pressed Geeka close to her, her sobs lessened gradually, until she was able to control her voice, and pour out her misery into the ivory ear of her only confidante.
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.
And they did as he bid, carrying all their belongings, including many tusks of ivory.
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
The wilderness had patted him on the head, and, behold, it was like a ball --an ivory ball; it had caressed him, and--lo
My Intended, my ivory, my station, my river, my--' everything belonged to him.
I've sent him one small lot of ivory a year ago, so that he can't call me a little thief when I get back.
Mr Hanson attended an event at Westminster organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Endangered Species to highlight the elephant poaching crisis and public support for a UK ivory ban.