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Meaning of "Short and stout" #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 20, 2010 18:51 pm   Meaning of "Short and stout"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #173 "Elephants: Vocabulary Practice (2)", question 2

African elephants are usually taller and larger than Asian elephants. Asian elephants are ......... and stouter.

(a) shorter
(b) higher
(c) heavier
(d) richer

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #173 "Elephants: Vocabulary Practice (2)", answer 2

African elephants are usually taller and larger than Asian elephants. Asian elephants are shorter and stouter.

Correct answer: (a) shorter

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Hi,

I'd like to ask about "stout".

I looked it that up and found it carry a lot of meanings such as; dare, brave, stubborn,...

How about the sentense above which describes the asian elephants?

Which one can match?
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Meaning of "Short and stout" #2 (permalink) Sun Feb 21, 2010 0:16 am   Meaning of "Short and stout"
 

"Short and stout" are terms that are commonly used together to describe someone or something that is shorter but firm/tough/strong. Stout has various meanings and one of them is physically strong and heavy.
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Meaning of "Short and stout" #3 (permalink) Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:36 am   Meaning of "Short and stout"
 

Thank you so much, hun.
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