from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A marine lamprey; any species of Petromyzon, specifically P. marinus: distinguished from river-lamprey (Ammocœtes). See cuts under lamprey.


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  • And going on board a ship he set sail to return, but the ship could not get out of the harbour; there it stuck fast just as if held by a sea-lamprey.

    Pentamerone. English


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