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  • noun Plural form of cruive.


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  • We understand that, some years ago, when Mr Trap, (a most appropriate name,) the fishmonger in Perth, had the Dupplin cruives, he got about 400 whitlings (or sea-trout) in one day, all of them gorged to the throat with salmon fry.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • -- All cruives should be formed of vertical bars, and should have the intervening spaces to measure not less than three inches.

    Essays in Natural History and Agriculture

  • -- Conservators should be allowed to go into all wheel-races, wheel-houses and tail-goits, and also upon all lands on the banks of Salmon rivers, as well as inspect all cruives, weirs, &c., without being deemed guilty of trespass.

    Essays in Natural History and Agriculture

  • -- The conservators shall have the right to inspect all wheel-races, cruives, &c., to see they are properly regulated, and also to see that no contrivance is used to drive the fish back.

    Essays in Natural History and Agriculture

  • -- All weirs kept solely for fishing purposes, cruives, &c., should be compelled to give a free passage to the fish every night from six o'clock to six o'clock in the morning; and any obstruction placed in the gap calculated to hinder or frighten the fish back, should be deemed breaches of the Act of Parliament and liable to a penalty.

    Essays in Natural History and Agriculture

  • Singer. _crew_ Delius conj. _cruives_ Bullock conj.

    Two Gentlemen of Verona The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]

  • Gordon, and that if he is compelled to observe a weekly (not a daily) close time, he will lose that proportion of his rent; another observes the weekly close time, and opens a passage for the fish, but places a crocodile, painted in very glaring colours, in the gap to frighten them back again; another says he observes the weekly close time in his cruive fishing, but no one is allowed to inspect the cruives; another sends men to break down the stake nets in the estuary, which reach from high to low water-mark, and at the same time stretches a net completely across the river from

    Essays in Natural History and Agriculture

  • Then, with regard to fence time: -- In the 6th section of the Act, I presume you do not intend that night fishing shall be allowed at any season of the year; but it appears to me that the expressions in the 6th section would scarcely prevent the owners of cruives from keeping them open, as they need not go near them between sunset and sunrise, and then they will neither lay, draw, nor fish with any net, device, or engine.

    Essays in Natural History and Agriculture

  • a mouse-hole, or on the other hand the surveyor, by the provisions of the 13th section of the Act, may insist on such a gap being made that the whole of the water may be diverted through it, which in small rivers, where there are ancient and legal hecks or cruives for the purpose of taking Salmon, will destroy the value of the fishery.

    Essays in Natural History and Agriculture


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