cuttle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cuttle \Cut"tle\ (k?t"t'l), n. [OF. cultel, coltel, coutel, fr.
   L. cultellus. See Cutlass.]
   A knife. [Obs.] --Bale.
   [1913 Webster] Cuttle
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. (Zool.) 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.
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   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.
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   2. A foul-mouthed fellow. "An you play the saucy cuttle with
      me." --Shak.
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