Orc

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Orc

monstrous sea creature; devours human beings. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
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We hear of other acts of Orkish behaviour when flowered borders and islands are trampled down.
But in the aftermath of his fall, even his skill with names betrays him; he is unaware that the nick-name Sharkey, used by many of his followers, is not the "sign of affection" he thinks it is, but merely Orkish for "Old Man" (VI.