Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The business of fishing for herrings.
“They are employed in the herring-fishery, and use nets, which are let down in deep water, corks floating the upper edges of the nets, and the lower edges being sunk by leads, so that they remain in the water perpendicularly like walls, and intercept the shoals of herring when they chance to pass.”
“-- In the early part of this week, a number of the boats here have left for the herring-fishery at Kinsale, in Ireland.”
“Being in a convent in Artois, his superior sent him to Calais, at the season of the herring-fishery, to beg alms, after the practice of the”
“Carolina's coast, the shad-fishery and the herring-fishery, the large sweep-seines, the windlasses on shore work'd by horses, the clearing, curing, and packing-houses;”
“Southern fishermen fishing, the sounds and inlets of North Carolina's coast, the shad-fishery and the herring-fishery, the large sweep-seines, the windlasses on shore work'd by horses, the clearing, curing, and packing-houses;”
“-- Garveloch being a place where there was a large herring-fishery, but where, as we are told by the author, "the people increased much faster than the produce.”
“Sir -- I wrote a letter, three weeks ago, to Lord Oldborough, on the herring-fishery, to which I have not had the honour of an answer.”
“The nets used in the herring-fishery can furnish work but for few, and not many can be employed as labourers at the foundation of the new bridge.”
“[A small sea-vessel used in the Dutch herring-fishery.] and advising about the effects of this encouragement, which will be a very great matter certainly.”
“V Mr. John Knox was a Bookseller of eminence in the Strand many years, and devoted the fortune he acquired by this busi - ness to the improvement of his country, in the planning of a herring-fishery and the settlement of new towns on the North - east coast of Scotland.”
Internet Archive: Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century : comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F. S. A., and many of his learned friends : an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this kingdom during the last century : and biographical anecdotes of a considerable number of eminent writers and ingenious artists ; with a very copious index
These user-created lists contain the word ‘herring-fishery’.
how herring is used
herring, as thin as a herring, Battle of (the) H..., black herring, branch herring, California herring, crake herring, every herring sho..., fall herring, fat herring, freshwater herring, garvie-herring and 52 more...
Looking for tweets for herring-fishery.