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  • "I'm going to interview him about that reward," Charley explained, as we rapidly over-hauled the oyster-bed owner.

    A Raid on the Oyster Pirates

  • He became even genial, his looks were kindly, and our voices mellowed together as we talked water-front and oyster-bed gossip.

    Chapter 9

  • "It was like a ton of bricks," he said of word of the oyster-bed closure.

    The Toxic Economic Mix of Oil and Seafood

  • The oyster-bed among the rocks was frequently renewed and furnished excellent molluscs.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Directly the bridges were established, Neb and Pencroft profited by them to go to the oyster-bed which had been discovered near the downs.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The produce of the warren, of the oyster-bed, several turtles which were taken, excellent salmon which came up the Mercy, vegetables from the plateau, wild fruit from the forest, were riches upon riches, and Neb, the head cook, could scarcely by himself store them away.

    The Mysterious Island

  • “Neb will not have lost his day,” cried Pencroft, looking at the spacious oyster-bed.

    The Mysterious Island

  • I perceived the certain indications of an extensive and well-stocked oyster-bed.

    The Island Home

  • The air is salubrious, the land fertile, a supply of excellent water brought from neighboring heights, and an extensive oyster-bed and a fine beach for bathing, add to its attractions.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience

  • The inhabitants of New Brunswick have noticed that "ice will not form over an oyster-bed, unless the cold is very intense indeed; and when the bays are frozen over, the oyster-beds are easily discovered by the water above them remaining unfrozen, or, as the French residents say, _degèle_."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

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