- The impressionable peasant leads a larger, fuller, more dramatic life than the pachydermatous king. - "Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman", Thomas Hardy.
- When perfectly ripened, these spears are exceeding formidable, their points being sharp enough to pierce the skin of any but a pachydermatous animal. - "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
- There were heat and dust and discomfort, and weary, wretched animals looking out of cages at other weary, tortured animals, that were sometimes scarcely less pachydermatous than themselves. - "The Master-Knot of Human Fate", Ellis Meredith.