Definitions

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  • n. A cod salted and dried.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cod salted and dried.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common cod; especially, the dried salt cod.

Etymologies

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Dutch abberdaan, labberdaan, or a French form: compare Old French habordeau, from the name of a Basque district, and French Labourd, adjective Labourdin. The letter l was misunderstood as the French article (see l').

Examples

  • On Wednesdays and Saturdays, a side of salt-fish, ling, haberdine, or cod, was divided between the members of each mess, while a seven-ounce ration of butter (or olive oil) and a fourteen-ounce ration of cheese, was served to each man.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • When Gerda had warmed herself, and had eaten and drunk, the Lapland woman wrote a few words on a dried haberdine, begged Gerda to take care of them, put her on the Reindeer, bound her fast, and away sprang the animal.

    Andersen's Fairy Tales

  • I will give you a few words from me, which I will write on a dried haberdine, for paper I have none; this you can take with you to the Finland woman, and she will be able to give you more information than I can. "

    Andersen's Fairy Tales

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