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  • n. Plural form of hippo.


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  • After Pena was partially paralysed by a stroke seven years ago, horses helped her to recover as she experimented with hippotherapy, deriving from the Greek word "hippos," meaning horse.

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  • A similar feature is seen in hippos, so some workers think that peccaries and hippos are each other's closest relatives (which, if correct, would mean either that peccaries are whippomorphs, or that Whippomorpha is not monophyletic*).

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  • His election victory shattered myths about America and caused some discomfort among Africa's gang of "hippos" - the nasty, ornery and unrepentant hard-knocks.

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  • Sobek was seen as a powerful protector not only for tombs from raiders, but also the deceased in the next life, just as the crocodile seemed to protect their fields...the crocodiles swept throughout the fields during the flood did not eat the crops, rather instead kept grass-eaters at bay, such as hippos and livestock.

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  • Trillions of dollars would have to be spent constructing thousands of dams on every river basins in the world, and many trillions more integrating them into urban stormwater management systems; wetland restoration projects; concretized rivers and irrigation channels; fortified lagoons and estuaries; abandoned tunnels; flood control structures; and every faucets, sprinklers, buckets and rolling 'hippos' throughout the world.

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  • It is a picture of a lone woman standing between two armoured vehicles, the notorious 'hippos', as they rolled into Soweto.

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  • (Just think of the Hippopotamus, the horse or "hippos" that lives in the rivers.)

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  • The hippos will be the perfect first attack-wave.’

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  • The scientists now plan to look at other large animals, such as hippos and rhinos, to find out if they run or walk.

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  • Animals that live in the water, such as hippos and crocodiles, have different proportions of oxygen and oxygen-18 in their bones and teeth than animals that live on land.

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