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(I bet medieval's used rhino horn as ivory, but i haven't done the research)
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== Rhino ([[animal]]) ==
 
== Rhino ([[animal]]) ==
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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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 (eg the myceneans) as a form of ivory, but is inferior in quality to elephant ivory due to it's yellower hue, and less even texture, leading to more flaws during carving.
   
 
== Rhino ([[SCAism]]) ==
 
== Rhino ([[SCAism]]) ==

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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 (eg the myceneans) as a form of ivory, but is inferior in quality to elephant ivory due to it's 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.