from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A labroid fish, Lachnolæmus maximus or falcatus, better known as hogfish. See cut under hogfish.


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  • Also known as capitaine, mputa or sangara, it can grow up to 200kg and two metres in length.


  • It was a rare privilege for them to be allowed to dine with la belle capitaine, and they knew it may never be extended again.

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  • “With Matteo we will have a remarkably solid and loyal cyclist who will glide in to the role as capitaine de route in a natural way,” Riis said in a team release.

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  • Il est aussi resté dans les mémoires parce que le capitaine Cook baptisa îles Sandwich des îles nouvellement découvertes dans l'océan Pacifique.

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  • Après avoir démissionné de l'armée britannique, dans laquelle il avait le grade de capitaine, Charles Boycott fut recruté comme représentant de propriétaires fonciers en Irlande pendant les années de famine du milieu du XIXe siècle.

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  • His maternal uncle Guillaume Hellaine hailed from Marseilles on the Mediterranean coast of France, and was called le capitaine provençal.32

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  • A later record identifies him as capitaine de navires, a commander of large ships who stood high above the condition of a pilot or master.

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  • On the waterfronts of many countries, he was known as “le capitaine Provençal,” from his reputed birthplace in Marseilles.

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  • While working with his investors, Champlain somehow found the time to finish another book called Les voyages du Sieur de Champlain, Xaintongeois, capitaine ordinaire pour le Roy, en la marine.

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  • Vigneras, “Encore le capitaine provençal,” RHAF 13 1959–60, 544–49.

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