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- n. Plural form of bonetta.
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Here were collected sharks, and pilot-fish, and albicores, bonettas, dolphins, flying-fish, and numberless others, for which old Mr Stunt, to whom I applied, could give me no name.
There were bonettas, and dolphins, and skipjacks without number, all affording sport and very pleasant provender; while the seaman's arch-enemies, the sharks, cruised round them as if they had made up their minds that they were to become their prey.
On the 17th, being in latitude 27° 32 'S., longitude 310° 36' W., we saw several albatrosses, and caught some bonettas.
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"Yes, sir; but you see how it is -- the small fish were chased by the larger ones, which are bonettas, and in their fright ran upon the beach.
These bonettas were so anxious to catch them, that they came on shore also, and then the gannets picked them all up. "