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Proboscis meaning

proboscis - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Trunk, as of an elephant, & c.

proboscis - examples of usage

  1. The door flew open, and before I could get out of the way, in rushed a huge sow, knocking me over in a moment; and while I was kicking my heels in the air, over my body came nearly a dozen young pigs, their amiable mother making her way round the room, grunting, snorting, and catching the air through her enormous proboscis. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. Richard had turned the crank and Robin had held down each official proboscis, and the board had winced. - "Under the Skylights", Henry Blake Fuller.
  3. With redoubled energy, he now supervised the thousands of details that were needed to insure success: for, while prone to indulging in grandiose schemes, he revelled in the work which alone could bring them within his grasp: or, as Wellington once remarked, " Nothing was too great or too small for his proboscis." - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
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