from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dovekie or rotche, Alle nigricans; the little auk. See cut under dovekie.
- n. In ichthyology, a name sometimes given to the puffers.
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If I might but be a sea-dove, I'd fly across the main,
If I might but be a sea-dove I d fly across the main,
"Oh, that is nothing," said Cenni, lightly, "and that may be spoken of; but the 'step-ladder,' the 'Sultan of Morocco,' and the 'sea-dove' are strict secrets, and never to be mentioned anywhere."
"But I discovered soon enough that the sea-turtle was not a sea-dove, did I not?"
"In stormy weather the little sea-dove is most happy, because it is then that the waves are laden with small fish and crabs.
There are four now: the step-ladder, the Sultan of Morocco, the sea-dove, and now Father Paphuntius. "
"If I might but be a sea-dove, I'd fly across the main --