from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dolphin: so called from the shape of the snout.
- n. A phalarope, either Phalaropus fulicarius or Lobipes hyperboreus.
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If you shut your eyes and hold tight, sir, you forget that he's an animal, but begin thinking he must be what he seems like to me -- a sort of giant sea-goose with you on his back and him swimming in rough water and going up and down horrid. "