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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A sea animal that looks similar to a dolphin and breathes air. Any of several sociable marine mammals.

Usage examples (38)
  • `Will you walk a little faster?' said a whiting to a snail. `There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.'
  • So-called porpoise leather is made of the skin of the white whale.
  • What Nairne calls a porpoise, is really the beluga, a small white whale.
  • Well, anyway, it's a porpoise, and a porpoise is a kind of shark, isn't it? for more
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