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cuttle


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuttle  \Cut"tle\  (k?t"t'l),  n.  [OF.  cultel,  coltel,  coutel,  fr 
  L.  cultellus  See  {Cutlass}.] 
  A  knife.  [Obs.]  --Bale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuttle  \Cut"tle\  (k[u^]t"t'l),  Cuttlefish  \Cut"tle*fish`\ 
  (-f[i^]sh`),  n.  [OE.  codule,  AS  cudele;  akin  to  G. 
  kuttelfish  cf  G.  k["o]tel,  D.  keutel  dirt  from  the  guts, 
  G.  kuttel  bowels,  entrails.  AS  cwi[thorn]  womb,  Goth. 
  qi[thorn]us  belly,  womb.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  cephalopod  of  the  genus  {Sepia},  having  an 
  internal  shell,  large  eyes,  and  ten  arms  furnished  with 
  denticulated  suckers,  by  means  of  which  it  secures  its 
  prey.  The  name  is  sometimes  applied  to  dibranchiate 
  cephalopods  generally. 
 
  Note:  It  has  an  ink  bag,  opening  into  the  siphon,  from  which 
  when  pursued,  it  throws  out  a  dark  liquid  that  clouds 
  the  water,  enabling  it  to  escape  observation. 
 
  2.  A  foul-mouthed  fellow.  ``An  you  play  the  saucy  cuttle  with 
  me.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cuttle 
  n  :  ten-armed  oval-bodied  cephalopod  with  narrow  fins  as  long  as 
  the  body  and  a  large  calcareous  internal  shell  [syn:  {cuttlefish}] 




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