fur seal

Definitions

  • Young fur seals
    Young fur seals
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fur seal eared seal of the southern hemisphere; the thick soft underfur is the source of sealskin "the male fur seal is much larger than the female"
    • n fur seal an eared seal of the northern Pacific
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships.
    • Fur seal (Zoöl) one of several species of seals of the genera Callorhinus and Arclocephalus, inhabiting the North Pacific and the Antarctic oceans. They have a coat of fine and soft fur which is highly prized. The northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) breeds in vast numbers on the Prybilov Islands, off the coast of Alaska; -- called also sea bear.
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Usage

In literature:

A fur seal naturally has fur, the hair seal has no undercoat whatever.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
He threw around himself a cape of scarlet velvet lined with seal fur.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
There are nine species of them, and the so-called 'fur seal' is one.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
Dark and glossy, as the coat of the fur-seal.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
A FLURRY WITH FUR-SEALS.
"The Land of Fire" by Mayne Reid
A sort of seal, distinct from the fur-seal.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I knowed then as how my fate was sealed, s' fur's the Widder Brown's consarned.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
REAPPEARANCE OF THE FUR-SEAL'S TOOTH.
"Harper's Round Table, May 21, 1895" by Various
They can't mean the fur-seal's tooth, can they?
"Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895" by Various
AUTHOR OF "ROAD RANGERS," THE "MATE" SERIES, "SNOW-SHOES AND SLEDGES," "FUR-SEAL'S TOOTH," ETC.
"Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895" by Various
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In news:

Lost northern fur seal, normally seen around Aleutian Islands, shows up in Hawaii.
Two Fuzzy Northern Fur Seals Arrive At Mystic Aquarium.
Northern Fur Seals Arrive At Mystic Aquarium.
Northern Fur Seals at Mystic Aquarium.
Two Northern Fur Seals have arrived at Mystic Aquarium, Jack, 10 and Sam, 9.
Mystic Aquarium is one of only four institutions to display the Northern Fur Seal.
People found the northern fur seal resting on the sand near Sunset Beach on Oahu's North Shore.
Lost northern fur seal shows up on Hawaii beach.
Shark Attack Victim Survives, Thanks to Heroic Passersby and a Fur Seal .
A young fur seal was freed after it had been caught in a net and was stranded on the beach in Manzanita Friday.
Our entrance to the Pribilof Islands showed us why so many people have sought to capture these islands in visual images and how the fur seals have been at the center of everyone's interest.
Antarctic fur seal (right), Weddell seal (left), Penguin Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.
Coming in from fishing and catching 8 or 9 redfish yesterday March 1 2010 I saw this fur seal on a jetski dock in Little River.
A Cape fur seal's rear flippers are clamped in the jaws of a white shark.
A Great White shark jumps out of the water as it hunts Cape fur seals near False Bay, on July 4, 2010.
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