Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the family Ammodytid√¶: same as sand-eel, 1. Also lance.

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Examples

  • Gannets and terns eat almost exclusively live fish that they catch by plunging; depleting schools of fishes like herring or sand-lance can crucially diminish their food supply.

    Carl Safina: Seabirds: The Other Seafood Lovers

  • Testing of sand-lance samples from fishermen's group in the northern town of Hirakata also showed they contained 4,080 becquerel per kilogram of iodine-131.

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  • Testing of sand-lance samples from a fishermen's group in the northern town of Hirakata also showed they contained 4,080 becquerel per kilogram of iodine-131.

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  • _muryan_, the ant; _quilkan_, the frog (which retains its English name when in the water); _pul-cronach_ (literally pool-toad) is the name given to a small fish with a head much like that of a toad, which is often found in the pools (_pulans_) left by the receding tide among the rocks along shore; _visnan_, the sand-lance;

    Chips From A German Workshop. Vol. III. Essays on Literature, Biography, and Antiquities

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