from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A porpoise or some similar cetacean.
  • n. The dugong.


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  • Pay close attention to the breathtaking very, very real and not at all Photoshopped photograph of a sea-pig in action and the description of its sea-truffle-finding, which is useful if, like me, you were wondering exactly what sort of food they are digging up from beneath the ocean floor.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • This is no Babe-like friendly fuzzy sea-pig, this is a big damn Hannibal pig that will eat your face.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The sea-pig definitely needs to stop sitting around eating Hot Pockets...

    WMAM Vs. Predator: Requiem

  • Also, you can find a contemporary, learned text on the sea-pig here.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • I'll settle matters with you later on for meddling in this affair, you kelp-haired sea-pig.

    Mr. Trunnell, Mate of the Ship "Pirate"

  • Close inshore a porpoise is wallowing, like the jolly sea-pig that he is, in his berth of glistening water.

    Uppingham by the Sea a Narrative of the Year at Borth

  • {58} [Compare French _marsouin_ (= German _meer-schwein_), “sea-pig”, the dolphin; Breton _mor-houc’h_; Irish _mucc mara_, “pig of the sea”, the dolphin (W. Stokes, _Irish Glossaries_, p. 118); French _truye de mer_ (Cotgrave); old English _brun-swyne_ (_Prompt.

    English Past and Present


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