cuttlefish cuttlefish  /ˈkə təl ˌfɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell

Usage(s):

  1. Because once they've put on the goofy glasses, the film's chambered nautilus, leafy sea dragon and amorous cuttlefish will so immerse them, they'll be holding their breath.
  2. In Okayama Prefecture a shoe-repairman noticed that a cuttlefish is shaped much like the sole of a shoe.
  3. Here too are the suckers, the cephalopods--chambered nautilus, cuttlefish, octopus and squid.

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  • "When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. In our age, there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues...
    on Mar 5, 2006 By: George Orwell Source: Lew Rockwell

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