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== Rhino ([[animal]]) ==
Jargon. A derogatory term for a fighter who fails to acknowledge legitimate blows.
 
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A '''rhinoceros''' is an [[Africa]]n [[animal]] with a dangerous [[horn]], a thick hide, a nasty charge, but luckily very bad eyesight.
   
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Rhinoceros horn was used by [[ancient]] cultures (e.g. the Myceneans) as a form of [[ivory]], but is inferior in quality to [[elephant]] ivory due to its [[yellow]]er hue, and less even texture, leading to more flaws during [[carving]].
Formerly "Rhino-hide".
 
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== Rhino ([[SCAism]]) ==
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"'''Rhino'''" is a derogatory [[SCAism|term]] in the [[SCA]] for a [[fighter]] who fails to acknowledge legitimate blows -- presumably because he has the thick hide of a rhinoceros so the hit is called ''"[[light]]"''.
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''Also:'' '''[[Rhino-hide]]'''.
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Latest revision as of 13:36, 26 September 2006

Rhino (animal)

A rhinoceros is an African animal with a dangerous horn, a thick hide, a nasty charge, but luckily very bad eyesight.

Rhinoceros horn was used by ancient cultures (e.g. the Myceneans) as a form of ivory, but is inferior in quality to elephant ivory due to its yellower hue, and less even texture, leading to more flaws during carving.

Rhino (SCAism)

"Rhino" is a derogatory term in the SCA for a fighter who fails to acknowledge legitimate blows -- presumably because he has the thick hide of a rhinoceros so the hit is called "light".

Also: Rhino-hide.