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sea devil

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noun
  1. manta(def 4).

Origin of sea devil

First recorded in 1585–95
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Historical Examples

  • The manta, or sea-devil, of tropical America is Manta birostris.

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan

  • To this watchfulness Sammy owed his escape from the Sea-Devil.

    How Sammy Went to Coral-Land

    Emily Paret Atwater

  • I only knew by his shrieks that the sea-devil had caught him and bitten him in two.

  • One of the harbour regulations consists of a special paragraph warning seamen against using this poisonous "sea-devil."

  • They polish the wood with trachyte, or by means of large rasps made from the skin of the sea-devil.

    The Human Race

    Louis Figuier