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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sprat; -- called also garvie herring, and garvock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sprat; also, a pilchard. Also garvie-herring.


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  • Sprats so named from Inch Garvie in the Firth of Forth where they were caught.

    August 21, 2014