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Definition of Wallaby

  • Any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the genus Halmaturus, native of Australia and Tasmania, especially the smaller species, as the brush kangaroo (Halmaturus Bennettii) and the pademelon (Halmaturus thetidis). The wallabies chiefly inhabit the wooded district and bushy plains.
  • any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored

How to use wallaby in a sentence. Wallaby pronunciation.

The wallaby, _burrai_, takes the genitive affix, as being the possessor or recipient of the killing.
Accusative_.—Except in such instances as the wallaby in the last example, the accusative is the same as the nominative.
We went ashore and in the course of a walk started on the wing two large bustards, and also, within shot of us, two or three wallabies.
As they made their excursion an exploring rather than a sporting expedition they shot very little, although they saw several wallabies on the plains, and crowds of duck and other aquatic fowl at the waterholes they passed in the course of their walk.
In this day's journey we saw more kangaroo and wallaby than on any previous occasion, but we were so eager to get water that we did not try to shoot them.
My young friend, Mr. Scott, was kept equally busy; for in many of these duties he assisted me, and in some relieved me altogether; the regular entry of the meteorological observations, and the collecting of flowers or shrubs generally fell to his share; independently of which he was the only sportsman in the party, and upon his gun we were dependant for supplies of wallabies, pigeons, ducks, or other game, to vary our bill of fare, and make the few sheep we had with us hold out as long as possible.
November 10.-Getting the party away about five o'clock this morning, I persuaded one of the natives, named "Wilguldy," an intelligent cheerful old man, to accompany us as a guide, and as an inducement, had him mounted on a horse, to the great admiration and envy of his fellows, all of whom followed us on foot, keeping up in a line with the dray through the scrub, and procuring their food as they went along, which consisted of snakes, lizards, guanas, bandicoots, rats, wallabies, etc. etc.
On the 3rd, I sent the overseer out in one direction and I went myself out in another, to examine the country and try to procure wallabies for food.
There were sportsmen going two hundred miles after quail and wallaby; and cars full of ladies returning to the wilds after their yearly or half-yearly tilt with society and fashion in Sydney; and there were the eight we are interested in, clustering around the door and two windows, smiling and waving cheerful good-byes to the Captain.
There were some twenty or thirty of them, stockmen, shearers "on the wallaby," as their parlance expressed lack of employment, two Aboriginals, exclusive of Tettawonga, who was smoking and looking on with sleepy enjoyment, and several other of the station hands.
Mr. Browne saw five or six rock Wallabies as he was coming up the glen, and said they were beautiful little animals.
Rock wallabies were also plentiful.
I then scraped out with my tomahawk any of the rough inner part that remained, and stretched over the ends of each section a pair of the thinnest wallaby skins I could find; these skins were held taut by sinews from the tail of a kangaroo.
We had water-bags made out of the skins of kangaroos and wallabies, and would camp wherever possible close to a native well, where we knew food was to be found in plenty.
Ask of the old grey wallaby there- Him prick-eared by the woollybutt tree- How to encounter a Glug, and where The country of Gosh, famed Gosh may be.
Hereabouts we noticed a large number of old brush fences-curiously I have never once seen a new one-which the natives had set up for catching wallabies.
Neither wallabies nor natives were to be seen, though occasionally we noticed where "bardies" had been dug out, and a little further on a native grave, a hole about three feet square by three feet deep, lined at the bottom with gum leaves and strips of bark, evidently ready to receive the deceased.
Patient search over the whole surface of the rock is the usual method for finding rock-holes, though sometimes the pads of wallabies, kangaroos, or emus, may serve as a guide to them, but game is so scarce that a man must usually trust to his own observation.
During the night we could hear wallabies hopping along, but were too worn out to sit up to shoot them.
Our camp at Lake Darlot was rather pleasantly situated on rising ground by the side of the blow; behind us, sheer cliffs of conglomerate, worn and weathered into queer little caves, the floors of which were covered inches deep by the droppings of bats and small wallabies; and, stretching away to the South, an open plain enclosed in an endless sea of scrub.

Examples of Wallaby

Example #1
Here the instrument, a spear, takes the same suffix as the causative.
Example #2
Accusative_.—Except in such instances as the wallaby in the last example, the accusative is the same as the nominative.
Example #3
The genitive case is represented by an affix to the name of the property as well as to that of the owner, a peculiarity which I was the first to report[15] in Australian languages.
Example #4
The wallaby, _burrai_, takes the genitive affix, as being the possessor or recipient of the killing.
Example #5
In our way up and down the river the temperature ranged on the bar from 74 to 94 degrees.
Example #6
Late in the evening we reached a point on the eastern bank about three miles above Kangaroo Point.