One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In consequence of the great alterations in the skin of the limbs, which are covered with ulcerated tubercles, crusts, and cicatrices, the pachydermic state of skin which gives the limbs the appearance of elephantiasis, and of the lesions of the peripheral nerves which are present at this time, the sense of touch is abolished.’
- ‘And that doesn't even include Camby's energetically youthful presence on a Knicks team that's old, older, oldest, playing at a pachydermic pace that borders on the geriatric.’
- ‘It also can be a focal point, as with the smooth and gray pachydermic monoliths of the European Beech, in the garden the year round.’
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