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[postpositive] (of a fish or marine creature) depicted swimming vertically, typically with the head upwards.
- ‘The Lucy, or Pike, is emblazoned haurient, or gasping as when caught in a lake; and was the ensign of the barony of Lucy from its first foundation.’
- ‘One of the most ancient and frequently recurrent of the many coats-of-arms of the Whaley family is described as follows: ARMS: Argent, three whale's heads erased haurient sable.’
Late 16th century: from Latin haurient- drawing in (air, water, etc.), from the verb haurire.
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