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 Elephant (The).Elephant Paper. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Elephant.
 
(See WHITE ELEPHANT.)   1
   Only an elephant can bear an elephant’s load. An Indian proverb: Only a great man can do the work of a great man; also, the burden is more than I can bear; it is a load fit for an elephant.   2
 


 Elephant (The).Elephant Paper. 

 
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