from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of polyzoans or bryozoans of the family Flustridæ; the sea-mats.
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Now a moderate-sized leaf of flustra measures about three square inches, taking all the rounded lobes into account, so you will see we get forty thousand, three hundred and twenty as a rough estimate of the number of beings on this one leaf.
Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky Various 1880
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