What does the word porpoise mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Eugene Field