Holluschickie
Holluschickie Hol"lus*chick`ie, n. sing. & pl. [Prob. of Russ. goluishka bare of possessions, offspring, etc., fr. golui[i^] naked.] (Zo["o]l.) A young male fur seal, esp. one from three to six years old; -- called also {bachelor}, because prevented from breeding by the older full-grown males.

Note: The holluschickie are the seals that may legally be killed for their skins.

But he'll lie down on the killing grounds where the holluschickie go. --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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