from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The red gurnard, Trigla cuculus.


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  • The braize, the sea-scorpion, the black conger, the muraena, and the piper or sea-cuckoo are found alike in shallow and deep waters.

    The History of Animals

  • (Guillaume ` William '-- a royal connection?) thrive on the coast, local English-speaking inhabitants refer to this bird as an eligug which no doubt derives from its Welsh name heligog, literally ` sea-cuckoo.'

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 4


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