PORPOISE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PORPOISE
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porpoise
 n.  a mammal that lives in the sea, swims in groups, and looks similar to a dolphin but has a shorter rounder nose
Classic Sentence:
1  It may never have occurred to you that a porpoise spouts.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  Be all this as it may, his voice was now often heard hailing the three mast-heads and admonishing them to keep a bright look-out, and not omit reporting even a porpoise.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
3  They had a great porpoise grant from the crown.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 65. The Whale as a Dish.
4  There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille
5  In New Bedford, fathers, they say, give whales for dowers to their daughters, and portion off their nieces with a few porpoises a-piece.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
6  The name is of my own bestowal; for there are more than one sort of porpoises, and something must be done to distinguish them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
7  Also, that in Henry VIIIth's time, a certain cook of the court obtained a handsome reward for inventing an admirable sauce to be eaten with barbacued porpoises, which, you remember, are a species of whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 65. The Whale as a Dish.
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