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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scuttle-fish a cuttle-fish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. escoutille, a hatchway (Sp. escotilla), from Dut. schoot, the lap; Ger. schoss, bosom, a lap.


In literature:

Cuttlefish, see also Scuttle-fish.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
The next morning I saw a great many scuttle-fish bones which was a sign that we were not far from the land.
"A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier