Usage examples for kangaroo

  1. Shortly after leaving the natives we arrived at a small plain, where they could only just have killed a kangaroo that was lying on the ground partly prepared for cooking. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  2. Up in the bush there is plenty of kangaroo- hunting to be got at almost any station. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  3. I smell a rat as big as a kangaroo. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  4. In running it does not use its fore legs, but bounds like the kangaroo. – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. The next morning, however, the Mermaid and Kangaroo made out one of the Frenchmen, and the Kangaroo came up with her the same afternoon, but was speedily disabled by the heavy fire of her opponent, and compelled to drop astern. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  6. Kangaroo- hunting is one of the great sports of Victoria, but it was not my fortune to see a hunt of this sort. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  7. But we shall know more now, for I see a young fellow jumping up the hill, like a kangaroo, and probably he comes for orders. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  8. The younger woman carried a black baby girl in a kangaroo skin, and Peron was pleased to observe the affectionate care she showed for her child. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  9. I'd like to feel a real horse to get the taste of this kangaroo out of my system. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  10. Anxious questions were put by the men as to their distance from Perth, and the natives all told them they would see it the next morning, " whilst the sun was still small;" and on further enquiry it turned out that a kangaroo hunter of the name of Porley was at a hut distant only seven miles from us, and according to the account of the natives he had a supply of provisions with him. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  11. As I had expected, as soon as I started to put on his nose- line, off he went as hard as he could, jumping like a kangaroo, and I after him beating him the while. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  12. " Well, the kangaroo was a big one," said Joel; " he ought to take two others to make up." – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  13. A short time since I was roused in the middle of the night by the piteous cries of a young kangaroo dog, and on running out found it rolling on the ground in the coils of a large carpet snake. – The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  14. It is not difficult to trace in this affair the origin of the song popular to this day, though its application has been long forgotten: We are going to the Hamburg show To see the elephant and the wild kangaroo;- And we'll all stick together, through rain or stormy weather, For we're going to see the whole show through. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  15. The native who was carrying my gun had dropped it the instant the kangaroo was started, and I was thus unable to shoot it. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  16. " 'I feels as confidant as a kangaroo! – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  17. The maid- servant declared that you had sailed in a ship called the 'Conger Eel'- which I afterwards found out was Kangaroo. – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  18. December 20. Just as we turned out this morning a large kangaroo came close to us to drink at a waterhole; the effect as it stole along through the thick bushes in the morning twilight was very striking. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  19. It is the same with the dog, the horse, the kangaroo, the duck mole, the bird, the crocodile, the turtle, the lizard. – Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte
  20. " All right, and I hope when I call here with them it will bring luck to The Kangaroo," answered Jerry. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould