James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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Calamarie. a fish, that may bee well called the Sea Clarke, beinge furnished with necessaries for a scribe.
Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, Bartas: His Divine Weeks and Works (1605)

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