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  • noun Plural form of darter.

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Examples

  • The presence of the fish, called darters, indicate that pollution has dropped dramatically in the 58-mile stream, which drains portions of Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Perry and Pickaway counties along a meandering path to the Scioto River.

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  • About two blocks up, I would have people that would try and run across the street, "darters" what I would call them and they would be spraying across the street with weapons.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2002

  • About two blocks up, I would have people that would try and run across the street, "darters" what I would call them and they would be spraying across the street with weapons.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2001

  • Clad in this suit he ventures forth on his mission, and if successful, as he almost always is, the two construct a nest of tiny stones in which the eggs of the mother-fish are laid and watched over with jealous care by both parents until in time there issue forth sons destined some day to wear a coat of many colors, and "darters" to be attracted by those coats, as was their mother by the one their father wore.

    A Book of Natural History Young Folks' Library Volume XIV.

  • I wade into the river with a bucket o' chum, tip the bucket so's that it lays sideways in the water, an' wait for the darters to come eat the chum from the bucket.

    The Celebrated Jumping Flippit of Tau-Ceti IV

  • One day me an' Elvis was down at the riverbank with Huckleberry, chasin' darters an' watchin' barges go by.

    The Celebrated Jumping Flippit of Tau-Ceti IV

  • Whatever we decide to do, we should defend that choice, not an imaginary easy one about snail darters and clean water.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Consumer Surplus Decade

  • Eightpenny darters hurt when they bite, an' sixpenny darters will draw blood, but the tenpenny darters don't hurt at all.

    The Celebrated Jumping Flippit of Tau-Ceti IV

  • Moreover, she says, once they catch that love-the-outdoors bug, "they'll want to go out all the time" and are likely to become "door darters" that seize every chance to escape, or spend hours "howling at the windows."

    Cat on a leash: We'll walk you through it

  • Sometimes he rats me out to Mami an' I get in trouble, but sometimes he's helpful—like the times I forget to bring a wagon when I get tenpenny darters for Papi.

    The Celebrated Jumping Flippit of Tau-Ceti IV

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