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Southern driftfish
2007-03-16 22:42:57

The Southern driftfish or ragfish, Icichthys australis, is a medusafish of the genus Icichthys found circumpolar in all southern oceans between latitudes 50° S and 60° S, from the surface down to 1.24 mi (2,000 m). Its length is from 13.78 to 31.50 in (35 to 80 cm). The southern driftfish is similar to the rudderfish, and has soft easily-damaged fins, large eyes, and a small flexible...

Rudderfish
2007-03-16 20:33:08

The Rudderfish, Centrolophus niger, is a medusafish, the only member of the genus Centrolophus found in all tropical and temperate oceans of the world, at depths of from 164.04 to 3280.84 ft (50 to 1,000 m). Its length is from 23.62 to 59.06 in (60 to 150 cm). The rudderfish is a moderately elongated blunt-headed fish with long low dorsal and anal fins and small pectoral and pelvic fins. The...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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