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  • n. Plural form of grampus.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • He saw the black fins of the grampuses cutting the water, and thought that they were sharks.

    Love's Pilgrimage

  • They put their heads under water and came up puffing and blowing like grampuses.

    Now It Can Be Told


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