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Physeter   Listen
noun
Physeter  n.  (capitalized)
1.
(Zool.) The genus that includes the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus).
2.
A filtering machine operated by air pressure. prop. n. A natural family of marine mammals that includes the sperm whales.
Synonyms: family Physeteridae.






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... Netevs placabile temperat aequor. Et passim Oceano curui Delphines ab imo In summos saliunt fluctus, quasi terga pararent In quibus euectae sulcent freta prospera puppes, Et quasi diluuium, tempestatesque minatur Follibus inflatis inimica in uela physeter. Et fauet AEGAEON, et qui Neptvnia PROTEVS Armenta, ac turpes alit imo in gurgite phocas. Atque idem modo ab antiqua virtute celebtat Sceptra Chaledonidvm: seclis modo fata futuris Pandit, et ad seros canit euentura minores. Vt pacis bellique bonis notissima vasto Insula in ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation, Vol. XII., America, Part I. • Richard Hakluyt



Words linked to "Physeter" :   Physeteridae, genus Physeter, mammal genus, Physeter catodon



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