• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-squid a cuttle-fish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .


In literature:

Here, cook those sea urchins, you, and you, Big Brother, cook the squid.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Ammonites, giant sea snails, with chambered shells that reached a yard and more in diameter, and gigantic squids, swam the seas.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Killer whales feed on squid, fishes, sea turtles, seabirds, and marine mammals.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood

In news:

Striped bass, alewives (also known as herring), black sea bass and squid have arrived for an early start to the fishing season .
A similar giant squid was discovered in Ross Sea, Antarctica on February 22, 2007.
Is the Sea Monster a Giant Squid .
Contrary to my expectations, I did not have nightmares about gargantuan squid tangling with enormous ichthyosaurs in the shadowy reaches of the sea last night.
Deep-sea squid are bisexual to maximize mating success.
A five-and-a-half-inch deep-sea squid that lives a solitary life up to half a mile down in the dark waters of the Pacific Ocean is the latest addition to the hundreds of species that are known to engage in same-sex sex.
When certain deep-sea squid are disturbed or threatened, they change color to camouflage themselves.
It is the largest living fish, growing up to 65 feet long, but feeds on the smallest of sea creatures—namely, zooplankton, small squid, jellyfish, and sprat plankton.
Though some had also suggested it came from a deep-sea squid, experts contacted by LiveScience lean toward a swordfish as the likely eyeball owner.
Those in the marine biology community were making their own predictions: that it came from a deep sea squid based on the eyeball 's lens and pupil, or from a swordfish.
The professor and her colleagues concluded that the eyeball 's lens and pupil are similar in shape to that of a deep sea squid.
She noted that a deep sea squid's eyeball can be as large as a soccer ball and can easily become dislodged.
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.
Bracken-Grissom says the lens and pupil are similar to the shape of a deep sea squid 's eye.
Vampire squid are sea's garbage disposals.