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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of porpoise.

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Examples

  • The romance was added to when a pod of porpoises porpoised by.

    Stonehaven « Mad Dave and Lil

  • He porpoised underwater a long way out, then surfaced and swam like a human the rest of the way to the inner reef line where he turned over and kicked along, facing the sky while he removed the mask, turned to spit in it, rinsed and then placed it properly over his eyes and nose.

    Again to Carthage

  • So did squads of Adélies, which porpoised fast just off the pack, and passed us.

    The Whale Warriors

  • In the dark water, seven or eight penguins porpoised fast along an edge of ice, flying through the dark water as their forebears once flew through air.

    The Whale Warriors

  • So did squads of Adélies, which porpoised fast just off the pack, and passed us.

    The Whale Warriors

  • In the dark water, seven or eight penguins porpoised fast along an edge of ice, flying through the dark water as their forebears once flew through air.

    The Whale Warriors

  • The next day we watched that plane, 40,000 lbs of fuel and a full load of cargo take off, we had a radio on the ground, the pilot radioed back he had a weight and balance problem, the Dc-8 porpoised around the field as they fought to gain altitude they never got over 1500-200 feet and crashed at the end of the field, the pilot missed the houses, and exploded into a huge fireball.

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  • Buccari porpoised forward and stroked downward, staring with open eyes into the green water.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • The dugout hit the water with a splash; the bluff bow porpoised and the vessel skewed sideways.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Suddenly, and rather unexpectedly, the submarine porpoised.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock

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