from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A corrupt form of
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- noun Australia The
snoek, Thyrsites atun, a foodfish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a large marine food fish common on the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa
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A voracious dolphin was harpooned, in the maw of which was a barracouta in
She had a lump of butter on the table, a barracouta loaf, and the cresses tumbled in a white cloth.
"But what's a barracouta?" demanded the Babe hurriedly.
He'd have jabbed the barracouta, and eaten him, too, just as quick as look, but he hated the Inkmaker, and could not think of anything else.
And the barracouta ate the remains of the Inkmaker at his leisure.
And the gaping, long-toothed jaws of an immense barracouta closed upon the head of the Inkmaker, biting him clean in halves.
"When Little Sword saw those long feelers dragging the barracouta down," went on Uncle Andy, after relighting his pipe, "he darted forward like a blue flame and jabbed his sword right through the nearest one."
The struggling barracouta was drawn down with them, but blindly; and the water was now utterly black with the rank ink which the monster was pumping forth.
Now and again a long, black shadow would sail slowly over the scene of freakish life -- the shadow of a passing albacore or barracouta.
The barracouta, nearly spent, swam off without even waiting to say 'Thank you.'