The river-horse couches there among the bulrushes, and on a great granite throne sits the God Memnon.
I felt sure it would stick, but it must have astonished that river-horse.
His name is Greek, and, as every one knows, signifies the river-horse.
It is just as inappropriate as that of “river-horse” (hippopotamus).
Liverpool started and snorted like a river-horse roused amongst his reeds by thunder.
I saw the gigantic “river-horse,” wallowing through the flood, and dragging his clumsy body out upon the bank.
It is only when his head is half-submerged that we can correctly designate him as a river-horse.
The hippopotamus, or river-horse, grazes upon the land and browses on the shrubs, yet is no less dangerous than the crocodile.
The sphinx, river-horse, and crocodile, denote the climate and manufacture of Egypt and the spoils of that ancient province.
The hippopotamus, or river-horse, is perhaps the most awkward and ungainly animal in the world.