from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fatty substance contained in the oil of the dolphin and the porpoise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the dauphin of France
- n. A fatty substance contained in the oil of the dolphin and the porpoise; -- called also phocenin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, pertaining to a dolphin, or to the Delphinidæ.
- Pertaining or relating to the Dauphin of France.
- Also delphine, delphinian.
- n. A dolphin.
- n. A neutral fat found in the oil of several members of the genus Delphinus.
The next moment a giant delphin swept down from the hills, the animal and ferret rider in ancient colors.
“Remember that old tractor, back of the delphin barn?”
The chestnut delphin slowed to a stop, Danielle halting alongside on Dusty.
Inside the corral, a burly ferret on a powerful delphin shouted and whistled, his mount stamped and snorted not ten paws from the pod of sheep.
They were on the way from Side-Hop to Florence for delphin treats, humming around the curve south of the city, they saw it at the same instant.
As the delphin, she'd had a whole new world to explore; it had been very hard to leave that form and journey onwards.
(Grasse, 1874); GALBERT, Saint Honorat et son monastere in Bullet. de l'Acad. delphin.,
The delphin hath none cares for to here/nor no nose for to smelle/yet it smelleth very well & sharpe.
Syracufac, aliarurouc maritimaruni ciuitatum; commcrcionim cnimlu - rifque maricimi libcrtatcm dcnotat delphin incuruatus.
Four times she had shifted: into an ice-eagle, a species near as large as the dragons themselves and so at home with the currents of the upper airs that they ate and slept on the wing; into a careless delphin, as at one with the waters as the ice-eagle was in the air, into a mighty cedar, with roots deep in the soil-and now, most difficult of all because it was not living, the fire-stone.
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