from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ichthyology, a scorpion-fish; any member of the Scorpænidæ. See scorpene.
- n. A cottoid fish, Cottus scorpius. Also called sculpin.
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The braize, the sea-scorpion, the black conger, the muraena, and the piper or sea-cuckoo are found alike in shallow and deep waters.
The _Triton_, who had hoisted sail at daybreak, used to disembark before eleven, and soon the purpling lobster was crackling on the red coals, sending forth delicious odors; the stew pot was bubbling away, thickening its broth with the succulent fat of the sea-scorpion; the oil in the frying pan was singing, browning the flame-colored skin of the salmonettes; and the sea urchins and the mussels opened hissing under his knife, were emptying their still living pulp into the boiling stew pan.