from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bait fixed or made to remain in one place, used in fishing.


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  • Concerning which two, I shall give you this direction; that your ledger-bait is best to be a living bait (though a dead one may catch), whether it be a fish or a frog: and that you may make them live the longer, you may, or indeed you must, take this course:

    The Compleat Angler : or, The Contemplative Man`s Recreation


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