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  • n. Plural form of bloater.


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  • Whatever happened to the pink puffers and blue bloaters as described by Fletcher and Peto in the 1970s and taught to students and pulmonary fellows in that era?

    COPD-Should we consider it one disease ?

  • If the Discovery Service wished to have seafood, Goldner had offered to provide canned lobsters in the shell, cod, West Indian turtle, salmon steaks, and Yarmouth bloaters.

    The Terror

  • Emperor Charles V is said to have erected a statue to the inventor of bloaters, but that is the only case I can think of at the moment.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • They'd been shown floaters and bloaters and human forms reduced to something more akin to melted raspberry ripple.

    Resurrection Men

  • I may add, that the mess table in the gunroom at breakfast clearly demonstrated our proximity to this very hospitable port, by the lavish abundance of milk and eggs, not to speak of bloaters and marmalade, so that even Tom Mills was satisfied.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • Fish is too expensive for most of them, except fried kippers or bloaters.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • "But where's the herrings -- the Yarmouth bloaters, you know?" asked Ben.

    Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • When that room's full of herrings all hanging in rows -- thousands and thousands o 'fish -- a fire of oak chips and logs is lighted on the floor, and the smoke going all among the herrings, and only by degrees getting out of the hole in the roof, the fish are smoked; and them that's salted first is red herrings, and them that's only just touched dry with the smoke like are bloaters.

    Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • It's in the winter you see the herring-smacks come in at the herring-wharf over yonder, and hundreds of baskets full of the shining fellows brought ashore and sold, and sent off fresh in no time; while others are kept here to turn into bloaters, or red herrings, or kippers.

    Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • He knew what bloaters were, of course, and had heard that they were herrings just a little salted and smoked over burning wood, but how was he to know that at Yarmouth there was a great fleet of herring-boats, and that in the cold November weather they went far out to sea in the mist and rain, and were night after night hauling in the great nets full of glistening silver fish?

    Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) A Magazine for the Young


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