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sea calf

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noun
  1. harbor seal.

Origin of sea calf

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for sea calf

Historical Examples

  • The larger seal, or sea-calf, which seeks the most solitary recesses for its abode.

    The Pirate

    Sir Walter Scott

  • The hands were, to all appearance, like the paws of a sea-calf.

  • Here, you son of a sea-calf, take this down to the waterside for me!

    Romantic Spain

    John Augustus O'Shea

  • During this banter the brother, who was a fat gentleman, with long white mustaches, snored like a sea-calf.

    Maximina

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • The sole is covered with a sea-calf's skin, with the hair outside; this precaution hinders retrograde movements.