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sea devil

manta (def 4).
Origin of sea devil
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And then, minutes or hours later, close to here, the sea devil had sprung.

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • But it was too late, the sea devil was too near to be balked of the prey.

    A Little Traitor to the South Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Yes, I have had a shower-bath, and be damned to you, and that sea devil of a friend of yours.

    Frank Mildmay Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Barthelemy became master of the ship, and lashing it to the sea devil, sailed off with both vessels at a wonderful rate of speed.

  • The sea devil sailed close up to it, the Dutch consort remaining a little behind.

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