from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A porpoise; a sea-pig.

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  • noun Alternative form of sea hog.


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  • As for the pork, we were cheated out of it more than half the time; and when it was obtained, one would have judged from its motley hues, exhibiting the consistence and appearance of variegated fancy soap, that it was the flesh of the porpoise or sea-hog, and had been an inhabitant of the ocean rather than of the stye.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2) Willis J. Abbot 1898

  • ‘porkpisce’ (Spenser), that is sea-hog, or more accurately hogfish {58} will be ‘porpesse’, and then ‘porpoise’, as it is now.

    English Past and Present Richard Chenevix Trench 1846


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