[ UK /dˈɛvɪlfɪʃ/ ]
  1. extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
  2. medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific
  3. bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
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How To Use devilfish In A Sentence

  • Their emblem of the Black Kraken, which the simple thought to represent a mere giant devilfish, actually depicted this pulsing, growing, black cloud of terror. Conan Of The Isles
  • They had not intended to spend the afternoon, but found themselves too fascinated to turn away from the breakers bursting upon the rocks and from the many kinds of colorful sea life starfish, crabs, mussels, sea anemones, and, once, in a rock-pool, a small devilfish that chilled their blood when it cast the hooded net of its body around the small crabs they tossed to it. CHAPTER VI
  • A flock of devilfish shapes winged half a mile away. Three Worlds to Conquer
  • Schools of pelagics patrol the pinnacle - devilfish, samson, amberjacks, jewfish, trevally, mackerel and bullseyes, as well as black cod, spangled emperor and snapper.
  • There are frogfish that look like crabs; nudibranchs that look like something from Salvador Dali's most colourful dreams; devilfish with chicken's claws that look like nothing on Earth.
  • More like a circular cloud of dense, black vapor it seemed, with whorls of mist escaping in tentacular wisps, than a literal devilfish. Conan Of The Isles
  • Schools of the devilfish swarmed around the screaming multitude as they tried to float on broken planks to the opposite bank; the piranhas turned living flesh to whitened bones.
  • With a heave and a jerk appeared the entire squid, a proper devilfish or octopus. The Water Baby
  • Tis a black thing like a devilfish, with a fringe of tentacles around a burning eye -- ' Conan Of The Isles
  • The rubble and bommies offer good hunting for leaf scorpionfish, ornate ghost pipefish and many small surprises, while out on the sand various sand octopus species are common, along with devilfish, robust ghost pipefish and more.
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