Paul did not answer, but jabbed with his oar at the manatee and struck it on the head.
The manatee ranges from the mouth of the Amazon to the upper waters.
Well, Dad enjoys a joke and I would likely hear of 'Ned's manatee' pretty frequent for some time.
Squier and Davis, who first figured it, supposed it to represent a manatee, or sea-cow.
Soon the manatee rose beside the skiff, so near that Ned laid the noose over the creature's nose.
I wonder if Bob has any idea of the size of a manatee or sea-cow?
After that the boys had little trouble, and the manatee, which was a small one, became almost tame.
When a manatee was killed, the hide was stripped away, and hung to dry.
Unfortunately both the dugong and the manatee are being hunted to extinction.
Tholes or grummets for the oars they twisted out of manatee hide.
1550s, from Spanish manati (1530s), from Carib manati "breast, udder." Often associated with Latin manatus "having hands," because the flippers resemble hands.