from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A marketable fish; specifically, a codfish weighing from six to twelve pounds, suitable, in a fresh state, for ordinary markets.
  • noun A corruption of margate-fish.


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  • The salted mullet is the popular market-fish with the back-country people, though the red-fish is by far the finer for table use.

    Four Months in a Sneak-Box


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