from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cookery, a ball of shredded or chopped fish (especially salt codfish) and mashed potatoes, fried. Also fish-ball.
  • n. The refuse of fishes, from which the oil or glue has been expressed, taken from the presses in large circular cakes shaped like a cheese.


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