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  • You can't sell a fish at the dock that you've released, and the commercial harvest does not include short fish, high-grading, or the vibrant black market trade in illegal striped bass.

    Should MA Make Striped Bass A Protected Game Fish?

  • Nor were the company executives wrong for allowing high-grading.

    Fish on the Pill?

  • The article linked to the story of the Copper Strike Mine and its Hanging Tree, where men were hanged for “high-grading,” which, from what she gathered, consisted of snitching the biggest nuggets from the ore wagons.

    At Her Beck and Call

  • In forests near farms and towns, practices such as burning and high-grading harvesting only the best trees have left an especially high percentage of dead or diseased trees.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • He had to be shown that high-grading was costing him the very thing he was trying to find.

    The Great Gray Plague

  • "You're high-grading and you should be using a flotation process."

    The Great Gray Plague

  • I thought maybe you had been doing a little high-grading or had been up there and sneaked away some of the ore for a salting proposition.

    The Cross-Cut

  • "No -- I 'll give you my word I have n't been high-grading," he said at last.

    The Cross-Cut

  • All three were first-rate cattlemen, their enterprise bade fair for success, hampered only by the lack of capital, occasioned by Sandy's preference for modern methods as evidenced by thoroughbred bulls, high-grading of his steers, the steadily growing patches of alfalfa and the spreading network of irrigation ditches.

    Rimrock Trail

  • The culmination of this work has been the recognition of considerable prospectivity, and high-grading of prospects with stacked Paleozoic reservoirs in large tilted fault blocks.

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