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- n. Plural form of trepang.
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As soon as the trepangs are collected they are carried to the shore, when they are scalded by throwing them alive into large iron pots set over little ovens built of stones.
The tide was with us when we regained the Flats Bridge, and the galley shot down the rapid like an arrow, the beds of scarlet sponges and the great lazy trepangs showing perfectly clearly on the bottom at a fathom depth.
He describes the large fishes and the trepangs (_holothuriæ_) preying upon the coral-polyps, and shows how complex are the conditions which determine the formation of reefs on any shore.