from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A porpoise. Also sea-hog, sea-pig.
  • noun The ballan-wrasse: in allusion to a supposed sucking noise like that of a pig made by the fish. See cut under


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  • I even had the fancy that one might fish for them and find them in such a sea, turned into monsters; sea-swine or four-legged fishes, swollen and with evil eyes, grown over with sea-grass for bristles; the ghosts of Gadara.

    The New Jerusalem


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