from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several stocky burrowing Australian marsupials of the family Vombatidae, somewhat resembling a small bear and feeding mainly on grass, leaves, and roots.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An Australian marsupial mammal of the genus Phascolomys, as P. wombat or P. ursinus. See cut under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any one of three species of Australian burrowing marsupials of the genus Phascolomys, especially the common species (
Phascolomys ursinus). They are nocturnal in their habits, and feed mostly on roots.
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- noun Any of several
herbivorous, burrowing marsupials, of the family Vombatidae, mainly found in southern and eastern Australia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Yes, "I was hit by a wombat" is in the passive voice (and properly so according to Pullum, if the wombat is a "newer and less established" element).
But "I was hitting the the wombat" is not only active voice, but an image of strength and muscularity.
There is also a small, clumsy, inoffensive animal called the wombat, which is never found outside of these Australian regions.
(For the satisfaction of his patients, I may observe, parenthetically, that the skull and the "wombat" -- that last is a creature between a miniature pig and a very small badger -- were not precisely packed up with the sarsaparilla!)
MM: A wombat is an Australian marsupial that looks like a kind of rabbit, only slightly angrier and bigger.
Anst, here we have a wonderful beastie called a wombat which eats , roots and leaves… applies to male human species as well
Actually, pretty much every possible title gets better if you stick the word wombat in it.
After I came up with a fairly standard "Agent Ketchup," and saw someone else using it not long after, I realized how foxy I was, then how much a wombat is my spirit animal.
The Londo we see is a horrible person, who knowingly does horrible things for reasons which are, OK, vaguely honorable** but still not a sufficient excuse, and his exploitation by the Shadows can only be explained by his having the political instincts of a stunned wombat, which is plainly not the case.
The wombat is a round-shouldered hulk of dark fur like a young bear but more mopey that hesitates and then quietly reverses direction when encountered at night on a path.