Another Bishop, Pontoppidan, speaks also of a poulp on which a regiment of cavalry could manoeuvre.
They proposed to name this poulp `Bouguer's cuttlefish.
However, Captain Nemo had rushed to the poulp, and with one blow of the axe had cut through one arm.
For one instant, I thought the unhappy man, entangled with the poulp, would be torn from its powerful suction.
But Captain Nemo was before me; his axe disappeared between the two enormous jaws, and, miraculously saved, the Canadian, rising, plunged his harpoon deep into the triple heart of the poulp.
Well," I said, "these are proper caverns for poulps, and I should not be astonished to see some of these monsters.
One cannot deny that poulps and cuttlefish exist of a large species, inferior, however, to the cetaceans.
By this time other poulps appeared at the port light.
Without noticing or speaking to us, he went to the panel, looked at the poulps, and said something to his lieutenant.