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  • Elephants, White —    Elephants have played an important role in Burmese history, as beasts of burden (most famously, in the extraction of teak) and as mounts for battle used by kings and commanders. But the white elephant has special significance as the expression …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Éléphants — Éléphant Pour les articles homonymes, voir Éléphant (homonymie). Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Éléphant » s applique, en français, à plusieurs taxons distincts …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Elephants Playground — is located in Genesee, Plumas County, California. [ [http://www.eachtown.com/place.php/id/223091 California Places, Elephants Playground in Plumas County] ] GeographyElephant’s Playground was named by early white settlers because the boulders in… …   Wikipedia

  • White Rhinoceros — White Rhinoceros[1] White rhinoceros in Kruger Park Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • White hunter — is a former term used for professional big game hunters of European or American backgrounds who plied their trade in Africa, especially during the first half of the 20th century. The activity still exists in the dozen African countries which… …   Wikipedia

  • white elephant — {n. phr.} Unwanted property, such as real estate, that is hard to sell. * /That big house of theirs on the corner sure is a white elephant./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • white elephant — {n. phr.} Unwanted property, such as real estate, that is hard to sell. * /That big house of theirs on the corner sure is a white elephant./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • white elephant — white elephants N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe something as a white elephant, you mean that it is a waste of money because it is completely useless. The pavilion has become a ₤14 million steel and glass white elephant …   English dictionary

  • white elephant — 1851, inconvenient thing that can t be got rid of, supposedly from the practice of the King of Siam of presenting one of the sacred albino elephants to a courtier who had fallen from favor; the gift was a great honor, but the cost of proper… …   Etymology dictionary

  • White elephant (pachyderm) — A white elephant (also albino elephant) is a rare kind of elephant, but not a distinct species. Although often depicted as snow white, their skin is normally a soft reddish brown, turning a light pink when wet. They have fair eyelashes and… …   Wikipedia

  • White elephant — A white elephant is a valuable possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost (particularly cost of upkeep) exceeds its usefulness. BackgroundThe term derives from the sacred white elephants kept by Southeast Asian monarchs in Burma …   Wikipedia

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