from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common porpoise, Phocæna communis.


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  • In a few moments it was all out, and then the motor-boat gave a jump forward and rushed after the herring-hog.

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  • Mr. Choate promptly announced this to be a "herring-hog," a species of porpoise, and ordered the boat turned that way.

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  • The creature proved to be a full-grown herring-hog, weighing around four hundred pounds, and as this species destroys great numbers of foodfish, Mr. Choate made preparations to attack it.

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  • This act slowed up the herring-hog noticeably, but still his prodigious strength carried the craft forward.

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