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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the family Centriscidæ, as Centriscus scolopax; a bellows-fish or sea-snipe: so called from the long tubular snout. See cut under snipe-fish.
  • n. A fish of the family Fistulariidæ; a tobacco-pipe fish.


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  • I also saw a sea-snipe, or trumpet-fish, but, oho, without a tooth!

    Lord Dolphin


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