from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garfish or sea-needle. See Belone, and cut under Belonidæ.
- n. The hake, Merlucius vulgaris.
- n. Any fish of the family Sphyrænidæ.
- n. A fish of the family Centropomidæ, of an elongate form with a projecting lower jaw like a pike, and with two dorsal fins, the first of which has eight spines.
- n. A fish of New South Wales, Lanioperca mordax.
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_ -- If a man wished that a sea-pike might run into the body of the person who attempted to steal, say, his bread-fruits, he would plait some cocoa-nut leaflets in the form of a sea-pike, and suspend it from one or more of the trees which he wished to protect.
Ajax could not bring himself to retreat along with the rest, but strode from deck to deck with a great sea-pike in his hands twelve cubits long and jointed with rings.
This was necessary only because of the number of other fish about -- bass, trevally, and greedy sea-pike, with teeth like needles and as hungry as sharks.
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