She sleeps like a top, an' feeds like a grampus, an' does little else but laugh at what's goin' on around her.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
Stir up that grampus of a cook!
"The Young Fur Traders" by R.M. Ballantyne
And haven't you a handsome face, an' a handsome figgur, which is eight, you grampus!
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
If the girl's willin' to have me I'll wed her in spite o' the old grampus.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
When I got there, I found him all doubled up with asthma, wheezing like a grampus.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Passing the washstand, he secured an enormous sponge, which an instant later flew souse into the face of the grampus.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Grampus, is that you?
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
See here: his line is quiverin' as if a grampus was nibblin' at the end of it.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
Puffing like a grampus, he reached the road, and then ran with all his might, as if the Sea Cliff House was on fire.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
A still more interesting sight was that of a great grampus, which rose close to the ship, exposing his body as he leapt through a wave.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles