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Sea horse   /si hɔrs/   Listen
Sea horse

Either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber.  Synonyms: seahorse, walrus.
Small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position.  Synonym: seahorse.

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"Sea horse" Quotes from Famous Books

... the dead there were no coffins or planks, as at Cape Espenburg, the bodies were dressed in a frock made of eider duck skins, with one of deer skin over it, and were covered with a sea horse hide, such as the natives use for their baidars. Suspended to the poles, and on the ground near them, were several Esquimaux implements, consisting of wooden trays, paddles, and a tamborine, which, we were informed as well as ...
— A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians • H.C. Yarrow

Words linked to "Sea horse" :   Pacific walrus, pipefish, genus Odobenus, pinnatiped, hippocampus, Atlantic walrus, genus Hippocampus, Odobenus, Odobenus rosmarus, pinniped, needlefish, Odobenus divergens, pinniped mammal

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