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 for Skate''''s egg
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skate \Skate\, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten,
     meer-schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch
     fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail,
     terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which
     are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and
     head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin
     is more or less spinose.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Some of the species are used for food, as the European
           blue or gray skate ({Raia batis), which sometimes
           weighs nearly 200 pounds. The American smooth, or
           barn-door, skate ({Raia laevis) is also a large
           species, often becoming three or four feet across. The
           common spiny skate ({Raia erinacea) is much smaller.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Skate's egg. See Sea purse.
  
     Skate sucker, any marine leech of the genus Pontobdella,
        parasitic on skates.
        [1913 Webster]

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