Definition of Porpess

1. a porpoise [n -ES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porpess

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

Literary usage of Porpess

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1. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1829)
"The porpess is the natural enemy and entire master of the cayman, so much so, indeed, that the natives enter the water without fear when the tonina ..."

2. A Critical Review of the Orthography of Dr. Webster's Series of Books for by Lyman Cobb (1831)
"In the quarto, he has spelled porpess with ess in the last syllable, ... porpess, oise, us, and ess, and has given porpoise the preference by placing it ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"PORPOISE, porpess, the hog-fish. (F., - L.) Spelt porpess in Ray, On the Creation, pt. i (R.) ; porpoise, ..."

4. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1842)
"The Porpoise, or porpess, is common in our rivers and bays, ... We allude to the Delphinus delphis, or Sea porpess, the Dolphin of the ancients. ..."

5. The History, Ancient and Modern, of the Sheriffdoms of Fife and Kinross by Sir Robert Sibbald (1803)
"We now nauseate these delicious viands of the epicures among our fathers, the Whale's head, the Meer-swine and the porpess ; yet we pretend to esteem the ..."

6. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"The Anatomy of a porpess. Lond. 1680, 4to. The Anatomy of an Opossum. Lond. 1698, 4to. — James. Letters, Poems, and Miscellaneous Papers, ..."

7. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1893)
"The lesser is called Phocaena, a porpess " (" History of Fife and Kinross," new ed., 1803, p. 115). ..."

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