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