Definition of Porpesse

1. n. A porpoise.



Definition of Porpesse

1. Noun. (obsolete) A porpoise. ¹

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Definition of Porpesse

1. porpess [n -S] - See also: porpess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porpesse

porosimetry
porosis
porosities
porosity
porosome
porosomes
porotic
porotics
porous
porously
porousness
porousnesses
porpentine
porpentines
porpess
porpesse (current term)
porpesses
porphin
porphine
porphines
porphins
porphobilinogen
porphobilinogens
porphycene
porphycenes
porphyraceous
porphyre
porphyria
porphyrias
porphyric

Literary usage of Porpesse

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1. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"The porpesse, though naturally straight, swims in a crooked form; and the dolphin is said, ... The porpesse was formerly considered, not merely as eatable, ..."

2. Useful Knowledge: Or, A Familiar Account of the Various Productions of by William Bingley (1821)
"... are now entirely neglected with us as food; yet the inhabitants of Greenland and Lapland consider the flesh of the porpesse as highly excellent. ..."

3. A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles by Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, John Wright (1831)
"Grampus, porpesse, Sfc. THE number of fish to which we have given names, and with the figure of which at least we are a little acquainted, is, according to ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"1166, the longitudinal section of the head of a porpesse, showing the pyramidal larynx projecting into the posterior nares and embraced by the muscles of ..."

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