Definitions starting with P

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porpy, porper

(Eleu.); puppus (San Sal.) [from Old Fr. porpois lit, hog-fish; cf. Scots porpy idem CSD] n. the porpoise, a marine mammal: 1895 De firs' fish vwas a corb. . .Nex' vwas a Porpy (Edwards 69).

Tags: animal, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-21 17:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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