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  • noun Plural form of cuttle.

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Examples

  • The Papist threatened us with Purgatory, and fleeched us with pardons — the Protestant mints at us with his sword, and cuttles us with the liberty of conscience; but never a one of either says, ‘Peter, there is your penny.’

    The Abbot

  • The swimmers include whales great and small, such birds as the storm petrel, the fish-eating turtles and sea-snakes, such fishes as mackerel and herring, the winged snails or sea-butterflies on which whalebone whales largely feed, some of the active cuttles or squids, various open-sea prawns and their relatives, some worms like the transparent arrow-worm, and such active Protozoa as Noctiluca, whose luminescence makes the waves sparkle in the short summer darkness.

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • These cuttles are the only invertebrates at all in the running so far as colossal size is concerned, and it will be observed that here the largest modern specimen immeasurably beats the largest fossil form of the same type.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • At what date the gigantic cuttles of the present day first began to make their appearance it would be hard to say, for their shell-less bodies are so soft that they could leave hardly anything behind in a fossil state; but the largest known cuttle, measured by Mr. Gabriel, of

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • Blest if he didn't think that he were a-lying at the bottom of the sea, among the stars and cuttles, waiting for the day of judgment!

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • "The cuttles only live for a year; if you impact that population you may seriously damage them in the long term."

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  • The same relationship holds true for total amino acid concentration: cuttlefish have more than squids, but octopuses have WAY WAY MORE than cuttles.

    Scientific Blogging

  • Blest if he didn’t think that he were a-lying at the bottom of the sea, among the stars and cuttles, waiting for the day of judgment!

    Mary Anerley

  • "of great cuttles that sit and squat under the water; and sometimes, when they are hungry, they fling up their suckers and pull you down off the rocks and eat you."

    Major Vigoureux

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