Are you going among elephants, Flix, and don't know what a pachyderm is?
"It is a pachyderm—consequently, a relation of the pig," answered my friend.
The admirable qualities of the pachyderm may have been bestowed upon some authors—but not on this one.
She's a pachyderm and she's a pig; and, if she keeps on, she'll drag her husband to her level.
The words ought to have scorched him, pachyderm though he was.
A little more of the pachyderm would help me in this respect.
It had not been a delicate negotiation, because Mrs. Cole-Mortimer had the skin of a pachyderm.
"He needn't be, perched on the top of the pachyderm," answered Scott.
This pachyderm and Rhinoceros tichorhinus are cited as characterising the loess in various parts of the valley of the Rhine.
All of them had heard that an ordinary leaden bullet will not penetrate the tough thick skin of the great “pachyderm.”
1838, from French pachyderme (c.1600), adopted as a biological term 1797 by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832), from Greek pachydermos "thick-skinned," from pachys "thick, large, massive," from PIE *bhengh- "thick, fat" (cf. Sanskrit bahu- "much, numerous" Avestan bazah- "height, depth," Hittite pankush "large," Old Norse bingr "heap," Old High German bungo "a bulb," Lithuanian biess "thick") + derma "skin" (see derma).