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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sagittated calamary or sea-arrow; a cephalopod or squid of the genus Ommastrephes: so called from having two large lateral fins, which enable it to leap so high out of water that it sometimes falls on the deck of a ship.


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