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 for grampus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grampus \Gram"pus\, n.; pl. Grampuses. [Probably corrupted
     from It. gran pesce great fish, or Sp. gran pez, or Pg. gran
     peixe, all fr. L. grandis piscis. See Grand, and Fish.
     the animal.]
     1. (Zool.) A toothed delphinoid cetacean, of the genus
        Grampus, esp. G. griseus of Europe and America, which
        is valued for its oil. It grows to be fifteen to twenty
        feet long; its color is gray with white streaks. Called
        also cowfish. The California grampus is G. Stearnsii.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A kind of tongs used in a bloomery. [U.S.] Granade

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  orc \orc\ ([^o]rk), n. [L. orca, a kind of whale: cf. F. orque.]
     1. (Zool.) Any of several cetaceans, especialy the grampus
        ({Grampus griseus) of the dolphin family. [Written also
        ork and orch.] --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              An island salt and bare,
              The haunt of seals, and orcs, and sea-mews' clang.
                                                    --Milton (Par.
                                                    Lost xi. 835).
  
     2. (Mythology) A mythical monster of varying descriptions; an
        ogre.
        [PJC]
  
              Goblins, hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst
              description.                          --J. J.
                                                    Tolkien (The
                                                    Hobbit)
  
     3. The orca.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grampus
      n 1: predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal
           fin; common in cold seas [syn: killer whale, killer,
           orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orca]
      2: slaty-grey blunt-nosed dolphin common in northern seas [syn:
         grampus, Grampus griseus]

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