Flying-squid

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flying-squid a squid having broad lateral fins by means of which it can spring high out of the water
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fléogan, pa.t. fleáh; Ger. fliegen.

Usage

In literature:

In the stomachs of some we found small flying squid, little shrimps, and other Crustacea.
"By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories" by Louis Becke
With the main course were served dried squid and porpoise, and fresh flying-fish and bonito and shrimp.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
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In news:

Jumbo flying squid – aggressive 5-foot(1.5-meter)-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles – have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego, spooking scuba divers and washing up dead on tourist-packed beaches.
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