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  • noun Plural form of cunner.


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  • Among the rock ledges, eels and cunners forage greedily, while the lobster feels his way with nimble wariness through the perpetual twilight.

    Undersea (historical)

  • Now I don't want to have any more trouble over it with you, Hiram, for we've been too good friends, and will try to continner so after this thing is over and done with, but if you or that gang of up-country sparrer-hawks stick your fingers or your noses into this business that I'm in now, I'll give the lobsters and cunners round this island just six good hearty meals.

    The Skipper and the Skipped Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul

  • Arriving at Harpswell a glorious hot day, with scarce a breeze to ruffle the water, papa and Charley went to fish for cunners, who soon proved too cunning for them, for they ate every morsel of bait off the hooks, so that out of twenty bites they only secured two or three.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • I used to go out with him for lobsters, or to catch cunners, and it was strange that he never had any cronies, and would hardly speak to the other children.

    An Arrow in a Sunbeam and Other Tales

  • I went to the rail at the side, and we were presently much encouraged by pulling up two small cunners, and felt that our prospects for dinner were excellent.

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches

  • "You just select some of those cunners," said the captain, who was beginning to be a little out of breath, "and then you can run right up and get under cover, and I'll put a bit of old sail over the rest of the fish to keep the fresh water off."

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches

  • "I was going out to Black Rock for cunners myself," said the cap'n.

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches

  • It was one of the days when, in spite of twitching the line and using all the tricks we could think of, the cunners would either eat our bait or keep away altogether.

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches

  • It was growing cloudy, and was much cooler, -- the perfection of a day for fishing, -- and we sat there diligently pulling in cunners, and talking a little once in a while.

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches

  • I went blueberrying with Mrs. Alderling in the morning after she had got her breakfast dishes put away, in order that we might have something for dessert at our midday dinner; and I went fishing off the old stone crib with Alderling in the afternoon, so that we might have cunners for supper.

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