Ursine seal

(Zool.) See Sea bear, and the Note under 1st Seal.

See also: Ursine

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The most considerable are seals, or (as we used to call them) sea bears; being that sort called the ursine seal. These come ashore to rest or breed; but they were not very numerous, which is not to be wondered at, as it is known that these animals rather frequent out-rocks, and little islands lying off coasts, than bays or inlets.