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- n. The fish Merlangius merlangus, endemic to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, western Baltic Sea and Black Sea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The European whiting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small gadoid fish, Merlangus vulgaris, the European whiting.
I'm just a merle addict - what could be more amazingly gorgeous than all of that beautiful merling all over his body!
Never had he seen such a gorgeous array of costumes the velvet capes of the lords; with heraldirc blazons on the back; the gowns of the ladies, belted and fringed with black coral beads, or crystallized merling scales, or rectangular tourmalines, with tiaras to match.
Under the Trullion starblaze man and merling confronted each other.
The merling uttered a dismal croak and jumped forward; Glinnes grasped a stave and thrust it at the creature's groin; it sagged away.
Since that time, his nocturnal hunts for merling had become almost an obsession.
Glinnes again kicked out and the merling croaked in annoyance.
Something bumped the bottom of the boat disappointed merling.
Jut Hulden had gone out to hunt merling once too often; they had laid a cunning trap for him.
From the reeds camethe croak of nocturnal insects, and water lapped softly against the dock; a merling perhaps had risen to the surface, to listen for interesting sounds.
Similarly, a merling discovered on land was shown no mercy.
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