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Hair seal   /hɛr sil/   Listen
Hair seal

Any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers.  Synonyms: earless seal, true seal.

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"Hair seal" Quotes from Famous Books

... moon and the stars, and went to my own house where my wealth was stored. And many trips I made, till my pile was greater by the fingers of one hand than the pile of Yash-Noosh. There were fish, dried in the sun and smoked; and forty hides of the hair seal, and half as many of the fur, and each hide was tied at the mouth and big bellied with oil; and ten skins of bear which I killed in the woods when they came out in the spring. And there were beads and blankets and scarlet cloths, such as I got in trade ...
— The Son of the Wolf • Jack London

Words linked to "Hair seal" :   Erignathus barbatus, Pagophilus groenlandicus, Cystophora cristata, family Phocidae, seal, Phocidae, Phoca vitulina, harbor seal, squareflipper square flipper, harp seal, common seal, sea elephant, bladdernose, hooded seal, bearded seal, elephant seal

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