Origin of sea elephant
First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for sea elephant
He's a capital youth to work upon a whale or a sea-elephant!
The Californian sea-elephant and the sea-dog of the West Indies have shared a like fate.My Native Land
We expected to be able to pick up the remains of the sea-elephant on our way up the sound.South!</p>
Sir Ernest Shackleton
There isn't the business under the sun that so much needs that every man should be true, as the sea-elephant trade.
The oil of the sea-elephant, together with pieces of canvass prepared for the purpose, supplied the necessary materials.
- another name for elephant seal
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