from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any ordinary otter of the subfamily Lutrinæ, in habiting rivers and lakes, as distinguished from the sea-otter, Enhydris marina.
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They had exchanged five sea-otter furs, worth about a hundred dollars apiece, and a considerable number of fur-seal, land-otter, marten, beaver, and other furs and skins, some
Some brought a few land-otter and sea-otter skins to barter, but in very scanty parcels; the greater number came prying about to gratify their curiosity, for they are said to be impertinently inquisitive; while not a few came with no other design than to pilfer; the laws of meum and tuum being but slightly respected among them.