sea otter


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea otter large marine otter of northern Pacific coasts having very thick dark brown fur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sea otters have the thickest fur of all animals.
    • Sea otter (Zoöl) An aquatic carnivore (Enhydris lutris syn. Enhydris marina) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more decidedly webbed.
    • Sea otter (Zoöl) See in the Vocabulary.
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In literature:

While in Behring's Straits sea-otter and other skins had been obtained; these realised altogether upwards of two thousand pounds.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
They found no sea-otters this year.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
The skins of these command six times the price of any other furs found in America, with the exception of the sea-otter.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The most precious skins are those of the otter, wolf, and sea-bear.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Through the fiercest storm scudded bidarkies and kayaks, meeting the herds of sea-otter as they drove before the gale.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
The otter has been already referred to, and it may be thought that mention of the seals and sea-lions has been unintentionally omitted.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
I came hunting sea-otter once.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The sea otter is a larger species, living in pairs along the northern shores of the Pacific Ocean.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Water they had; but their food consisted chiefly of the flesh of sea-otters and seals.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
It appeared to me that they eat no flesh, except such as the sea may afford them, as that of the sea-otter and the seal.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie

In poetry:

The Nine-Pillared Cromlech, the Bride-streams,
The Axe, and the Otter
I passed, to the gate of the city
Where Exe scents the sea;
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Sea Otter Will Be Crawling with Chicks.
Sea Otter Still Going to Court the Ladies.
Morris Grover/Oregon State Parks A sea otter has been confirmed at Depoe Bay.
Oh well, even if you don't understand what is being said it's nice to have a chat with a Sea Otter .
Cayucos the Baby Sea Otter- Shedd Aquarium.
The first of two local public hearings on a proposal to officially end a failed program to try to help endangered sea otters is set to take place this week.
Sea Otter Will Be Crawling with Chicks.
Sea Otter Still Going to Court the Ladies.
I think anyone with a toddler needs to band together with me and we will buy a Sea Otter .
Then we'll be serving under our sea otter overlords.
Police found the owner of a bronze sea otter sculpture that was recovered during a burglary investigation.
California's sea otters have struggled for years to get off the endangered species list.
Jackass' star Bam Margera was knocked out and bloodied after he called a woman a "sea otter" at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, TX.
Mae, who was the first surrogate mother sea otter to raise a pup on exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, has died.
Bike Magazine's Sea Otter Potpourri .