from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ichthyology, a scorpion-fish; any member of the Scorpænidæ. See scorpene.
  • noun A cottoid fish, Cottus scorpius. Also called sculpin.


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  • The braize, the sea-scorpion, the black conger, the muraena, and the piper or sea-cuckoo are found alike in shallow and deep waters.

    The History of Animals 2002

  • The _Triton_, who had hoisted sail at daybreak, used to disembark before eleven, and soon the purpling lobster was crackling on the red coals, sending forth delicious odors; the stew pot was bubbling away, thickening its broth with the succulent fat of the sea-scorpion; the oil in the frying pan was singing, browning the flame-colored skin of the salmonettes; and the sea urchins and the mussels opened hissing under his knife, were emptying their still living pulp into the boiling stew pan.

    Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) A Novel Vicente Blasco Ib����ez 1897


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