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  • noun Plural form of grampus.

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Examples

  • Even grampuses like Ben Bernanke felt the economy had, at worst, bottomed out.

    Squash: Society and Style

  • A pod of black and white orcas, or “grampuses,” came up close like sightseers.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • A new kind of porpoise appeared, very large and blunt-snouted; some sailors called them “grampuses,” though there was some debate as to what exactly was a grampus.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Great drifts of seaweed appeared—a sign of land, said the sailors, though no land was sighted, just large numbers of grampuses having terrific fun streaking around, under and between the three ships forging along together.

    Morgan’s Run

  • A new kind of porpoise appeared, very large and blunt-snouted; some sailors called them “grampuses,” though there was some debate as to what exactly was a grampus.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Great drifts of seaweed appeared—a sign of land, said the sailors, though no land was sighted, just large numbers of grampuses having terrific fun streaking around, under and between the three ships forging along together.

    Morgan’s Run

  • "Don't you remember, you mistook those grampuses we came across the other day when going to Seaview for whales?"

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • Toptdal River, and was urging his reluctant grampuses up the cataract.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • All around us whales and grampuses were gambolling and spouting in vast numbers.

    A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

  • On this part of the coast they saw every day whales and grampuses, which often came and dived under the ship, and although the men fired at them several times, the bullets rebounded from their tough skins.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

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