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  • noun Plural form of albacore.

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Examples

  • With the enforced leisure produced by the calm, I had plenty of opportunity for observing the various strange varieties of animal life which came about the ship -- the flying-fish with beautiful silvery wings that sparkled in the sunlight coming inboard in shoals, pursued by their enemies the albacores, who drove them out of the sea to take refuge in the air; besides numbers of grampusses and sharks swimming round us.

    Afloat at Last A Sailor Boy's Log of his Life at Sea

  • The only thing to chronicle to-day is the quantities of fish about; nine bonitos were caught this forenoon, and some large albacores seen.

    The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

  • But, as I have been a fisher all my life, from my pinhook days to the present time; as I have run the list pretty well up, from brook minnows to 100 pound albacores, I may be pardoned for a few remarks on the rod and the use thereof.

    Woodcraft

  • It is itself preyed upon by other fish, -- diodons and albacores; but the shark is merciful to it, as to the pilot-fish, and never interferes with it.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • As the sailor spoke, several of the albacores were seen suddenly heading in a direction parallel to the course of the _Catamaran_ and passing rapidly through the transparent water.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • Under the excitement of fear, and occupied in watching the movements of their enemy, Snowball knew there was no chance of the albacores paying any attention to the hooks he had baited for them.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • Instead of swimming slowly, it appeared to be one of the swiftest of fishes: for at each instant as the albacores changed their position from one side of the raft to the other, the long-snouted creature was seen to shoot to the same side with a velocity that almost baffled the sight to keep pace with it.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • Plash into the water went the two baited hooks, both at once; and, almost before the ripples caused by the plunge had ceased to circle upon the surface, a still louder plashing could be heard, and a much rougher ripple seen, -- in short, a large space of the surface agitated into foam, where a brace of albacores were fluking and struggling on the respective hooks of Snowball and the sailor.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • Sure enough the _behaviour_ of the albacores was very much altered, as

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • The sword-fish, seeing himself foiled, checked the velocity of his charge with a suddenness that displayed his great natatory powers; and, instead of pursuing the albacores under the _Catamaran_, he continued to follow after the craft, in a sort of skulking, cowardly fashion, -- as if he designed to use stratagem rather than strength in the capture of his prey.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

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