from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of squids, typical of the family Sepiolidæ, having the body short, and the fins broad, short, and lobe-like, as in


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  • At length I noticed an ominous clouding of the water, which, as Mr. Gosse had forewarned me, signified disaster of some sort, and, searching for the cause, I finally discovered the body of the little sepiola, which had died without being missed, and was contaminating with his decay the purity of the aquarium.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • I collected prawns and crabs and sea-snails, and a tiny sole or two, a couple of inches long, and by good chance I found a small sepiola, or cuttle-fish, as big as a beetle, which burrowed in the sand and changed color magically from dark brown to faintest buff.

    Hawthorne and His Circle


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