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Icon Group International, Incorporated
June 03, 2008
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Use in Literature Kangaroos But the cat's got four legs to balance on and the kangaroo only two. -Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms. He could bite to some purpose, drive cattle or sheep, catch a kangaroo, if it wasn't a regular flyer, fight like a bulldog, and swim like a retriever, track anything, and fetch and carry, but bark he wouldn't. -Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms. Then there were pigeons, wild ducks, quail, snipe now and then, besides wallaby and other kangaroos. -Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms. They lived on kangaroos at first. -Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms. Of course I can't force their hands, but I sincerely hope they will feel exultant enough over your kangaroo decision to file their action before taking their usual outing in Europe. -Andy Adams in The Outlet. Just then, as they rode along the pretty green lane toward Fuddlecumjig, they espied a kangaroo sitting by the roadside. -L. Frank Baum in The Emerald City of Oz. So they rode on, and the kangaroo hopped beside the red wagon and seemed quickly to have forgotten her loss. -L. Frank Baum in The Emerald City of Oz. So they stopped the Sawhorse and got out of the wagon, and, after bidding good bye to the kangaroo, who hopped away home, they entered the field and very cautiously approached the group of houses. -L. Frank Baum in The Emerald City of Oz. For another tribe or group in whose yearly ritual a Bull or a Lamb or a Kangaroo played a leading part there would in the same way spring tip the image of a holy bull, a divine lamb, or a sacred kangaroo. -Edward Carpenter in Pagan and Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning. Kangaroos are extremely numerous in the scrub. -Ellen Clacy in A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53.