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  • It seemed to be no more than a hundred fathoms distant, and, against the moon, I saw the outline of it most clearly — a mighty devil-fish.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'

  • And at that, I turned to the men, asking how it was that I could hear no sounds of the creatures attacking us, and so they took me up into the look-out place, and from there I stared down at the weed; but it was without movement, save for the stirring of the wind, and there was nowhere any sign of the devil-fish.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'

  • With these, it was possible to attack the devil-fish without coming within reach of its tentacles.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'

  • The other dishes were several kinds of raw fish, dried devil-fish, boiled kalo, sweet potatoes, bananas, and cocoa-nut milk.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • It could not be concealed for long, however, that there was no devil-fish smashing insanely into boats and rafts and that the nuisance was in fact anything but minor.


  • "Surely now, the weaponry we stock, even though designed for dealing with devil-fish and subsand crawlers and the like, is sufficient to handle your ` monster."'


  • He was a perfect devil-fish for sucking the goodness from every business he was concerned in -- banking, railroading, and so on.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • Cubs catch every kind of funny little sea-creature -- star-fishes, jelly-fishes, baby sea-anemones, tiny, tiny crabs, a devil-fish, baby dabs, and everything else you can think of.

    Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light

  • They looked like huge devil-fish, and he wondered how they could stand the clumsy dress.

    The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy A Book for Young and Old

  • "Some people call the octopus a devil-fish," said Mr. Choate.

    Around the World in Ten Days


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