- n. Plural form of fluke.
“In the livers of sick sheep were lodged parasites in the shape of leaves, called flukes after their resemblance to flounder floc in Anglo-Saxon.”
“There go flukes!" cried the look-out as the whale dived and tossed its flukes, that is its tail, in the air, not more than a mile on the lee-bow; "she's heading right for the ship.”
“Trematode worms - or "flukes" - commonly afflict mollusks today, and these invaders often use mollusks as intermediate hosts in their life cycles.”
“Worms in sheep called flukes are owing to the dilute state of the bile; hence they originate in the intestines, and thence migrate into the biliary ducts, and corroding the liver produce ulcers, cough, and hectic fever, called the rot.”
“flukes' -- Lord Chelford joked, Wylder 'chaffed,' even Lake seemed to enjoy himself; and the game proceeded with animation and no lack of laughter, beguiling the watches of the night; and we were all amazed, at length, to find how very late it was.”
“Some organisms, such as flukes, have life cycles that take them literally through one or more host organisms, and many insects undergo significant metamorphic changes in bodily form through their life cycle.”
“Whales have lost the hind limbs altogether and developed the forelegs into fingerless flippers, whilst the tail is provided with "flukes" like the fins of a fish's tail in shape, but horizontal instead of vertical.”
“He was not successful in his early life at home, where business is a harder ordeal, and with fewer of the "flukes" that cross the path in young colonies.”
“I have not seen one of those gentlemen show his "flukes," as they call them, since I was a boy on the Cornish coast.”
“Toyota has Top safety ratings, "flukes" happen ...”
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Terms defined in the glossary of Clifford W. Ashley's "Yankee Whaler".
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