from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Some plectognathous fish, so called from the spines or tubercles; specifically, Diodon hystrix. See cut under
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There are here many kinds of fish, but the most remarkable is the _sea-porcupine_, which is about three feet long, and two and a half feet round, having large eyes, two fins on the back, and a large fin on each side, near the gills.
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