Sea pig
Sea pig Sea" pig` (Zo["o]l.) (a) A porpoise or dolphin. (b) A dugong. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea pike — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pig catcher — madrague (a trap used for tuna in the Mediterranean Sea) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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