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  • Victoria's crown, for there are eighty miles of codbank, and food for all the poor folk in the land.

    The Water-Babies

  • And away Tom went for seven days and seven nights due north-west, till he came to a great codbank, the like of which he never saw before.

    The Water-Babies

  • Victoria’s crown, for there are eighty miles of codbank, and food for all the poor folk in the land.

    The Water Babies

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  • Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged
    noun
    a submarine bank frequented by cod

    "And away Tom went for seven days and seven nights due north-west, till he came to a great codbank, the like of which he never saw before. The great cod lay below in tens of thousands, and gobbled shell-fish all day long; and the blue sharks roved above in hundreds, and gobbled them when they came up."
    _from Water Babies - Charles Kingsley, 1937

    January 30, 2008