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- ‘The Chinese, remarking that ‘the cuttle has ink in its bosom’, have called it ‘the clerk of the god of the sea’.’
- ‘Severn's boarding party found the Lilly L dredging for scallops - but when crew checked the fishing boat's hold, they discovered it had picked up illegal quantities of angler, cuttle and other fish.’
- ‘Calamari, cob-fish, and mussel had intermediate concentrations, and sole, cuttle, frog-fish, scampi, and hen clam had the lowest concentrations.’
- ‘But often a cocktail of mackerel strips combined with squid or cuttle will prove to be the ‘dish of the day’ as far as big ling are concerned.’
- ‘I have never visited any country, anywhere in the world, where a piece of cuttle or squid is not a top bait.’
Old English cudele ‘cuttlefish’, of Germanic origin; related to codd ‘bag’, with reference to its ink bag.
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