Horse
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The oldest horse lived to the age of 62.
A racehorse can reach up to speeds of 70 kilometres an hour.
A racehorse can reach up to speeds of 70 kilometres an hour.
To get on your high horse is to be irritated because you think that someone has not shown you enough respect.
Example: She got on her high horse when he started to criticise her work.
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dog
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The longest lived dog died at 29 in 1939.
Over 800 dog breeds are recognised by clubs worlwide.
Over 800 dog breeds are recognised by clubs worlwide.
To let sleeping dogs lie is to not tell people something that could cause trouble.
Example: I know he has been in jail in the past, but I won't tell anyone about it because it's best to let sleeping dogs lie.
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dog (sic)
When you see (sic) it means that something has been copied exactly even though it is a mistake. She should have said a dog is a good friend for people. For more about when to use the or a, follow the link.
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koala
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A koala sleeps about 19 hours a day.
Koala is an Aboriginal word meaning 'no drink'.
Koala is an Aboriginal word meaning 'no drink'.
eating (sic)
When you see (sic) it means that something has been copied exactly even though it is a mistake. She should have continued to use the present tense and say 'they usually like to lie on the tree and eat and sleep'. Follow the link for more about the present tense.
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kangaroo
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The baby kangarooo or joey will usually stay in the pouch for about 9 months.
Kangaroos are the only large animals to use hopping as a means of locomotion
Kangaroos are the only large animals to use hopping as a means of locomotion
To say that someone has kangaroos loose in the top paddock means that they are crazy.
Example: He's been acting strangely. I reckon he's got kangaroos loose in the top paddock.
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Koala is (sic)
When you see (sic) it means that something has been copied exactly even though it is a mistake. She should have said 'koalas are'.
they're just eating and sleeping (sic)
When you see (sic) it means that something has been copied exactly even though it is a mistake. She should have said 'they just eat and sleep'.
buffalo
Judging by his American accent, he is probably referring to the animal known in the rest of the English-speaking world as a bison, but commonly called a buffalo in the United States. Everyone calls the large horned animals in the second picture buffalo. These buffalo do not live in the United States.
An American bison, commonly called a buffalo in its country of origin
An American bison, commonly called a buffalo in its country of origin
buffalo
buffalo
elephants
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An elephant's gestation period is 22 months.
The elephant's trunk is said to have 40, 000 individual muscles in it.
The elephant's trunk is said to have 40, 000 individual muscles in it.
A white elephant is something very expensive that has proved useless.
Example: The new stadium is a white elephant - it has never been full.
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