pellack

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Gaulish peileag.

NounEdit

pellack (plural pellacks)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland, archaic) A porpoise.
  2. 1828 May 15, [Walter Scott], Chronicles of the Canongate. Second Series. [] (The Fair Maid of Perth), volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), Edinburgh: [] [Ballantyne and Co.] for Cadell and Co.; London: Simpkin and Marshall, OCLC 17487293:
    Did not the devil appear in the midst of the Tay, dressed in a priest's scapular, gambolling like a pellack amongst the waves

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