from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hardback.
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They would then return with another type of fish - hassar, which they would export to other countries.
Asked about the fish trade, Persaud said that it is a business that has been in existence for sometime but he said cryptically that persons do not return to Guyana with hassar alone.
Now I can buy and cook many ingredients that used to be difficult to find in Barbados - hassar, gilbaka, bangamary, butterfish, katahar, saijan, karaila, saim, squash, and white-belly shrimp and I can even choose from a variety of eggplants!
In South America the "round-headed hassar" of Guiana, _Callicthys littoralis_, and the "yarrow," a species of the family Esocidæ, although they possess no specially modified respiratory organs, are accustomed to bury themselves in the mud on the subsidence of water in the pools during the dry season. [