Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A marine mammal; some cetacean, perhaps a grampus or killer, or the narwhal. See Orca.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any of several cetaceans, especialy the
grampus(Grampus griseus) of the dolphin family.
- n. (Mythology) A mythical monster of varying descriptions; an ogre.
- n. The orca.
- Probably from Italian orco ("man-eating giant"); later revived by J. R. R. Tolkien, partly after Old English orc ("demon"). (Wiktionary)
“The term orc or its variant ork has been used to describe a large fish, whale or sea-monster.”
“In Tolkien's world, the only good orc is a dead orc.”
“The publisher says that they believe this beheaded orc is the objectionable content in question," Doctorow wrote on BoingBoing.”
“But regardless, the life of the average orc is going to be nasty, brutish and short.”
“The word orc originally described grampi, a class of carnivorous cetaceans that includes the killer whale orca.”
““Thoe orc is carrying 6 gold bricks, but each one is like 25 lbs, you can’t carry them all … “But then how was * he* carrying it?!?””
“There’s a bigger language barrier to consider if an orc is talking to a human.”
“Hate to see her fighting for someone like Rehgar Earthfury or worse, Varian concluded, referring to the orc shaman for whom they had battled as gladiators and slaves of the Crimson Ring.”
“Thick and muscular of limb and torso, the orc was a skilled fighter despite barely being of adult years.”
“It was entirely like Cairne to have challenged Garrosh if he felt that the orc was a true danger to the well-being of the Horde.”
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