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" They have hair like that of a buffalo, feet like those of an elephant, and a horn in the middle of the forehead, which is black and very thick. They do no mischief, however, with the horn, but with the tongue alone ; for this is covered all over with... "
Further India: Being the Story of Exploration from the Earliest Times in ... - Page 29
by Sir Hugh Charles Clifford - 1904 - 378 pages
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Northern Notes & Queries, Volumes 1-4

1888
...rhinoceros, as he again talks of them in Java the Less (Sumatra) as being nearly as big as elephants. They have hair like that of a buffalo, feet like those...horn, but with the tongue alone ; for this is covered over with long and strong prickles, and when savage with any one they crush him under their knees and...
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The Scottish Antiquary: Or, Northern Notes & Queries, Volumes 1-2

1888
...rhinoceros, as he again talks of them in Java the Less (Sumatra) as being nearly as big as elephants. They have hair like that of a buffalo, feet like those...horn, but with the tongue alone ; for this is covered over with long and strong prickles, and when savage with any one they crush him under their knees and...
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Revue Internationale de Sinologie, Volume 7

Henri Cordier, Gustaaf Schlegel, Edouard Chavannes - 1896
...north of Sumatra) and numerons unicorns, which are very nearly as big. They have hair like that of the buffalo, feet like those of an elephant, and a horn...in the middle of the forehead, which is black and тегу thick. They do no mischief, however, with the horn, but with the tongue alone; for this is...
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The Adventures of Marco Polo, the Great Traveler

Marco Polo - 1902 - 163 pages
...wild elephants in the country, and numerous unicorns (rhinoceroses), which are very nearly as big. They have hair like that of a buffalo, feet like those...the forehead, which is black and very thick. They delight much to abide in mire and mud. 'Tis a passing ugly beast to look upon, and not in the least...
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Notes on Turquois in the East, Volume 13, Issues 1-2

Berthold Laufer - 1914 - 71 pages
...swine. There are one-horned, two-horned, and three-horned ones." ╗ the rhinoceros on Java, says, " They do no mischief, however, with the horn, but with...their knees and then rasp him with their tongue]." YULE comments that the belief in the formidable nature of the tongue of the rhinoceros is very old...
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Inventing America: Spanish Historiography and the Formation of Eurocentrism

JosÚ Rabasa - 1993 - 281 pages
...dissolves the idyllic image of the unicorn by investing it with the image and habits of the rhinoceros: "They have hair like that of a buffalo, feet like...and a horn in the middle of the forehead, which is very black and very thick."27 Columbus himself produces parallel rationalizations of mythical beings....
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Language, People, Numbers: Corpus Linguistics and Society

Andrea Gerbig, Oliver Mason (M.A.) - 2008 - 327 pages
...41% 18 (2 of 14) = 14% no occurrence 17 (3 of 26) = 12% no occurrence 16 (Oof 6) = 0% (3 of 11) 27% - that of a buffalo, feet like those of an elephant,...middle of the forehead, which is black and very thick A comparison with the Early Modern English section of the Helsinki Corpus (1500-1710), shows that out...
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The Christian Topography of Cosmas Indicopleustes

...identify the unicorn with the rhinoceros, which agrees well enough with Marco Polo's account (III. 9, "They have hair like that of a buffalo, feet like...of the forehead, which is black and very thick"), but not so well with this horse-like beast, and still less with the two " unicorns in the temple of...
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