grampus

Part of speech: noun

A large dolphin like cetacean.

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Usage examples "grampus":

  1. Old Bausi, panting like a grampus, plunged in with his remaining Mazitu and the combatants became so confused in the dark gloom of the overhanging smoke that I could scarcely tell one from the other. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. A still more interesting sight was that of a great grampus, which rose close to the ship, exposing his body as he leapt through a wave. - "A Boy's Voyage Round the World", The Son of Samuel Smiles.
  3. The colour is dark slaty- blue above, almost black, a little paler below, without any streaks or marks, such as in O. fluminalis and Risso's grampus. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.