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Grampus  n.  (pl. grampuses)  
(Zool.) A toothed delphinoid cetacean, of the genus Grampus, esp. G. griseus of Europe and America, which is valued for its oil. It grows to be fifteen to twenty feet long; its color is gray with white streaks. Called also cowfish. The California grampus is G. Stearnsii.
A kind of tongs used in a bloomery. (U.S.)

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"Grampus" Quotes from Famous Books

... had to go home with sunstroke; and I once auctioned off all the property costumes of the Amateur Dramatic Society at astonishing prices. Pictures presented difficulties which I have hinted at in an earlier chapter, but I did not despair. I began by hauling old Lamb, puffing and blowing like a grampus, up to Amy Villa, filling him up all the way with denunciations of Simla's philistinism and suggestions that ...
— The Pool in the Desert • Sara Jeannette Duncan

Words linked to "Grampus" :   genus Orcinus, orca, Orcinus, genus Grampus, killer whale, Orcinus orca, Grampus griseus, killer

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