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man-of-war

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1. a warship
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of shore and watch the Portuguese men-of-war, flung just beyond the tide's receding reach, beached
Jellyfish, together with corals, sea anemones and Portuguese men-of-war, belong to a group of marine animals armed with stinging capsules that discharge poison when they are touched.