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rogue elephant

noun
1.
a vicious elephant that has been exiled from the herd.
Origin of rogue elephant
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • A rogue elephant, being the outlaw of the jungle, does not live long.

  • That would account for the desolated country—that and the rogue elephant.

    The Rogue Elephant Elliott Whitney
  • I remembered my narrow escape from the rogue elephant, and scarcely expected to be so fortunate again.

  • A rogue elephant is one that has become estranged from the rest of his kind by reason of his fierce intractability.

  • It was Umbashi who had collided with them and accompanying him was Aga, the man who killed the rogue elephant.

  • It was evidently a rogue elephant, an ill-tempered brute who had been driven from the herd to spend a solitary existence.

    Adventures in Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • This was a visible sign that the rogue elephant was indeed to be feared, and the doctor brightened up and rubbed his hands.

    The Rogue Elephant Elliott Whitney
  • Thus, no matter what herd the rogue elephant tried to join, he would be driven out.

  • Just as an outlaw among men gets shot by the sheriff's men sooner or later, so also a rogue elephant gets shot by hunters.

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