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  • An adult elephant with long tusks
    An adult elephant with long tusks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elephant-tusk annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak
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In literature:

Another was the half-grown elephant, then a smaller one, and lastly a good-sized elephant with two fairly good tusks.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
Meanwhile Mr Rogers had marked out for himself a fine young elephant with moderate tusks.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
It looks like an elephant without a trunk, and his tusks turned wrong way on.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
These articles are exchanged for English calico, crockery, cutlery, fire-arms, gunpowder, gongs, and elephants' tusks.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The tusk of the side on which the elephant fell belonged to the owner, while the upper was the prize of the sportsman.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Indeed, an elephant in Africa without his tusks could not well exist.
"The Mission; or Scenes in Africa" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The females, unlike Asiatic elephants in this respect, are likewise provided with tusks.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Their first care was to cut off the tusks of the old elephant which were of great size.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Tom Lincoln he see a bear there the other day, but he wouldn't 'a' shot it if it had been an elephant with tusks of ivory and gold.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
I wouldn't give my thirst for an elephant tusk.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
I may tell you that these hunters kill the elephants merely to get their tusks, which they sell as ivory.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
But some of the elephants didn't have any tusks and they just curled their trunks around the logs and carried them that way.
"The Sandman: His Sea Stories" by William J. Hopkins
The Elephant is hunted for his tusks, and they are his bane.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
The long teeth in the upper jaws of the elephant, commonly known as tusks, are not canine teeth.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Increasing my pace, I shot alongside, at the same time riding well out from the elephants, the better to obtain an inspection of their tusks.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
This latter is a representation of an ornamental group of elephants' tusks, with feathers tied to the ends of them.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
We shall see no more the flooded rice fields, nor the white elephants with bands of gold upon their tusks.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
The Ceylon elephant is not of the ivory-producing species, though some of the males do develop good-sized tusks like those of Africa.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
The elephant put his tusks under the beam and his trunk over it and handled it with great ease.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
Speaking in Dutch to my Caffre, I told him to ask the chief if he had any ostrich-feathers, or elephants' tusks, as I wished to buy them.
"The White Chief of the Caffres" by A.W. Drayson

In news:

Kenyan wildlife wardens stand beside confiscated elephant tusks at the Kenyan wildlife offices in Nairobi on Nov 30.
Confiscated elephant tusks seized in Manila are shown by the Philippine's Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau.
The government in Cameroon has launched a crackdown on poachers who have been killing elephants for their tusks.
Poachers are killing the elephants for their tusks.
Elephant skin purse, hippopotamus tusk, and other endangered animal objects seized at LAX.
Murdock to keep 7-bedroom home, elephant tusks, rare orchids in sale of Lanai to Oracle CEO.
Poachers target elephants for their tusks, which they illegally sell for profit.
"Cracks, breaks and splinters are commonly seen in the tusks (of) both wild and zoo elephants," the statement says.
Malaysia seizes 1, 500 elephant tusks headed to China in shipment said to be worth $20 million.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian authorities have seized 1, 500 elephant tusks in a $20 million shipment that was believed to have been headed to China.
Weaving his way past the trunks, tusks, and the very big toes of his elephant herd, Charlie Sammut looks right at home.
Malaysia seizes 1,500 elephant tusks headed to China in shipment said to be worth $20 million.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian authorities have seized 1,500 elephant tusks in a $20 million shipment that was believed to have been headed to China.
International gangs are making a fortune by slaughtering African elephants and selling their tusks.
Malaysia seizes 1,500 elephant tusks headed to China in shipment said to be worth $20 million.