Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of dolphin.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As they crossed the bar, in going again to the ships, their boats were surrounded by a number of what they called dolphins, but what are today called porpoises, sporting in the great billows; and on their account

    The Flamingo Feather

  • British researchers believe that human interaction with dolphins is akin to harassment, preventing them from resting, feeding or nurturing their young.

    Another Reason to Be Depressed « Gerry Canavan

  • We are taken on a tour of various theme parks and aquatic-themed wonders, and told how our interaction with dolphins is cause for incredible stress to the animals.

    REVIEW: The Cove « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  • If humans and dolphins share a closer common ancestor than they do with toads, then according to you the loss of legs in dolphins means we can't objectively group humans and dolphins with toads in the outgroup.

    A New Book

  • Cutting nets to free dolphins is an attractive idea.

    Hardy Jones: Does Cutting Nets Free Captive Dolphins?

  • While scientists believe that similar neurological mechanisms underlie many similar abilities in dolphins and humans, there is no "theory of intelligence" that is independent of brain science but which can tell us that the same thing is responsible for every so-called intelligent agent's abilities.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Although thiscan also happen in dolphins, it is far less common.

    Dolphins and Porpoises

  • The captioned pictures of the bottlenose dolphins from the Cameron ferry show a pink underside or belly.

    Cameron Ferry Wildlife

  • Whales including the small whales we call dolphins, and dugongs with their close cousins the manatees, ceased to be land creatures altogether and reverted to the full marine habits of their remote ancestors.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Stan takes on the cause to save the dolphins from the Japanese.

    SOUTH PARK to Rip Apart Japanese Dolphin Killers in This Week’s Episode – Collider.com

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  • I wish they'd thought of another word for these stupid things. Dolphins are too lovely to be made into a military word.

    October 10, 2008

  • Aha! That's why I've seen those dolphin figures on centuries-old cannons. :-)

    October 10, 2008

  • "The handles of a cannon."

    October 9, 2008