Moby-Dick: River horse

River horse

  1. a hippopotamus
  2. a massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa

The word river horse appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 7 > Sentence 8:

It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bakehouses the pyramids.

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