from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hammer-head, or hammer-headed shark. Also called balance-fish.


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  • Three years later there was printed an initial by him, representing a comic hammer-fish (p. 265, Vol. LIX.), but this belonged to "old stock;" and it marks the failure of its author's long-sustained effort to obtain a recognised position in the front rank of the artistic Staff.

    The History of "Punch"

  • Here the dark-moving bulk of the hammer-fish pass'd;

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886


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