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zebra

n. a referee. (Because of the black-and-white striped shirt.) The zebra blew the whistle on almost every play.
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The zebra was a sleek little animal and had a slender head, a stubby mane and a paint-brush tail--very like a donkey's.
Good evening, friend Zebra," said Omby Amby, in reply to the creature's greeting.
Crab," said the zebra, "here are the people I told you about; and they know more than you do, who lives in a pool, and more than I do, who lives in a forest.
So you see," continued the zebra, addressing the crab, "here are people of real consequence, who know what they are talking about.
Ladies and gentlemen," continued the zebra, "please pardon my poor friend, because he is ignorant and stupid, and does not understand.
exclaimed the zebra, in astonishment; "do I hear you aright?
The crab began laughing again, which so provoked the zebra that he tried to shake the little creature off.
Here, in the open spaces, were new game--countless antelope and vast herds of zebra.
A KANGAROO hopping awkwardly along with some bulky object concealed in her pouch met a Zebra, and desirous of keeping his attention upon himself, said:
Appearances are deceitful," replied the Zebra, smiling in the consciousness of a more insupportable wit, "or I should have to think that you had come out of the Legislature.
The quagga, though so plainly barred like a zebra over the body, is without bars on the legs; but Dr.
In four coloured drawings, which I have seen, of hybrids between the ass and zebra, the legs were much more plainly barred than the rest of the body; and in one of them there was a double shoulder-stripe.
For myself, I venture confidently to look back thousands on thousands of generations, and I see an animal striped like a zebra, but perhaps otherwise very differently constructed, the common parent of our domestic horse, whether or not it be descended from one or more wild stocks, of the ass, the hemionus, quagga, and zebra.
A wild ass or zebra would be too tame for you, wouldn't he, eh sir?