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  • noun Plural form of mammoth.

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Examples

  • Wagons loaded with gold, silver, and steel, boxes of stolen jewels, booty looted from people the armies had conquered, were hauled by fearsome beasts known as mammoths, the only creatures strong enough to drag the heavily laden wagons up the mountain road.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • He has in his force huge beasts known as mammoths, who are reputed to be able to knock down living trees with their heads, lift the trunks with their long noses, and toss them aside as if they were twigs.

    Dragons Of Summer Flame

  • Dragons and ... huge beasts the knights termed mammoths ...

    Dragons Of Summer Flame

  • To cut off the mammoths, that is, to extend a line across the uprising peninsula where they were feeding, would require a line of not more than about five hundred yards in length, and as there were more than a hundred of the hunters, the line which could be formed would be most effective.

    The Story of Ab A Tale of the Time of the Cave Man

  • There is also the case of island dwarfism of large animals such as mammoths, elephants and hippos.

    Opuntia galapageia - The Panda's Thumb

  • BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh writes that some researchers, assuming that Neanderthals were almost exclusively meat eaters, have theorized that these humans became extinct as large animals such as mammoths declined in the Ice Age.

    Study finds that Neanderthals cooked and ate vegetables

  • Most of these animals, such as mammoths and cheetahs, died out roughly 13,000 years ago, when humans from Eurasia began migrating to the continent.

    Pleistocene Rewilding « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • In Siberia's northernmost reaches, high up in the Arctic Circle, the changing temperature is thawing out the permafrost to reveal the bones of prehistoric animals such as mammoths, woolly rhinos and lions that have been buried for thousands of years.

    Climate Change and Mammoth Bones

  • In Siberia's northernmost reaches, high up in the Arctic Circle, the changing temperature is thawing out the permafrost to reveal the bones of prehistoric animals such as mammoths, woolly rhinos and lions that have been buried for thousands of years.

    Archive 2007-09-16

  • The fossil assemblage from the Las Vegas Formation includes relatively complete remains of extinct animals such as mammoths, ground sloths (2 species), camels, horses (3 species), bison, and giant North American lion.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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