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“She could see every shell which crawled on the white sand at her feet, every rock-fish which played in and out of the crannies, and stared at her with its broad bright eyes; while the great palmate oarweeds which waved along the chasm, half-seen in the glimmering water, seemed to beckon her down with long brown hands to a grave amid their chilly bowers.”
“Unfortunately, my tackling was not strong, and after catching three rock-fish, weighing together three pounds and a half; a large fish got hooked, and took great part of my line, hook and all, away.”
“After catching four rock-fish, weighing five pounds, and losing several hooks, I commenced hunting about among the rocks for crabs, of which I procured about a dozen”
“We sometimes see the dory, which is called St Pierre; with rock-fish, bonita, and mackarel.”
“Other fishes feed habitually on mud or sea-weed or sea-moss or the so-called stalk-weed or growing plants; as for instance, the phycis, the goby, and the rock-fish; and, by the way, the only meat that the phycis will touch is that of prawns.”
“Most fishes hide, then, during the winter only, but crustaceans, the rock-fish, the ray, and the cartilaginous species hide only during extremely severe weather, and this may be inferred from the fact that these fishes are never by any chance caught when the weather is extremely cold.”
“These fishes, however, vary for various localities; for instance, the goby and all rock-fish are fat off the coast of Crete.”
“Purple mullet, variegated rock-fish, and small ray-fish, were darting about near the bottom.”
“On many a morning he could be seen out on the river in his skiff, beguiling the toothsome perch, bass or rock-fish.”
“Or, another time, fishing for rock-fish, in Chesapeake BayI one of the brown-faced crew:”
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