porpoise

Part of speech: noun

A pig like aquatic mammal; a dolphin.

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Usage examples "porpoise":

  1. This was the tale that Antoine told his shipmates, and in memory of the clemency of the porpoise- knight, the sailors vowed that never again would they injure a porpoise. - "The Fairies and the Christmas Child", Lilian Gask.
  2. On again sailing north in the Porpoise, he was wrecked on the Barrier Reef. - "Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia", Ernest Scott.
  3. Now Dr. Porpoise put a plaster on the little oyster's chest and a blister at her feet. - "A Little Book of Profitable Tales", Eugene Field.