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  • By some naturalists who have vaguely heard rumors of the mysterious creature, here spoken of, it is included among the class of cuttle-fish, to which, indeed, in certain external respects it would seem to belong, but only as the Anak of the tribe.

    Squidpunk…It Might Just Be Go-Time?…

  • Best to Corcyra go for cuttle-fish, for the acarne and the fat sea-skull the purple-fish, the little murex too, mice of the sea and the sea-urchin sweet.

    The Defense

  • “Works and Days” l. 524, the “Boneless One” is the cuttle-fish.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • But Apuleius was chiefly accused of having employed shell-fish, lobster patties, she-hedgehogs, spiced oysters, and cuttle-fish, which was celebrated for its productiveness.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Seventh of July: Sergeant used knife to kill a cuttle-fish.

    The War with the Newts

  • For being gray-spotted, and clear to see through, and something like a cuttle-fish, only more substantial, he will stay quite still where a streak of weed is in the rapid water, hoping to be overlooked, not caring even to wag his tail.

    Lorna Doone

  • We have abundance of the saepia, or cuttle-fish, of which the people in this country make a delicate ragout; as also of the polype de mer, which is an ugly animal, with long feelers, like tails, which they often wind about the legs of the fishermen.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • This is the bone of the cuttle-fish (“Krooghar”), which, when thrown concave surface down against the wind and after the style of the boomerang, whirls rapidly and makes a decided effort to return.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Fuego eating a cuttle-fish; and at Low's Harbour, another was killed in the act of carrying to its hole a large volute shell.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • This cuttle-fish displayed its chameleon-like power both during the act of swimming and whilst remaining stationary at the bottom.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

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