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  • verb Present participle of prawn.


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  • Thinking about the sea and bathing and prawning, and walks ...

    The Rubadub Mystery

  • There are a few waters where salmon have the reputation of not taking a fly at all; in them spinning or prawning are the usual modes of fishing.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • To understand his sternness and his kindness, it needs to go with him wrinkling in the sunshine and prawning in the dark.

    A Poor Man's House

  • He can earn money by drifting for mackerel and herring, hooking mackerel, seining for mackerel, sprats, flat-fish, mullet and bass, bottom-line fishing for whiting, conger or pout, lobster and crab potting, and prawning; by belonging to the Royal Naval Reserve; by boat-hiring; by carpet-beating and cleaning up.

    A Poor Man's House

  • All the things that lived or grew upon them had been seen by us hundreds of times, but after some months at school they always seemed new again, and we got our little pawn nets and baskets, and went prawning with as great zest as ever.

    Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore

  • For another half hour or so, with the tide coming whispering and lapping in, we went on prawning, getting a dozen fine ones.

    Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore

  • The path was no use to us, it was too smooth and plain and safe, so we went down to the very edge of the precipice, and looked over at the beautiful clear sea, hundreds of feet below, and made plans to go prawning in the rock pools, crabbing when the tide was out, and to get

    Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore

  • It was plain enough: tired out with our prawning, we had been thoughtless enough to let our weariness get the better of us, and while we had slept the enemy had not only approached, but surrounded us and cut us off from the shore.

    Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore

  • Our mishap was soon forgotten, and we determined to have another prawning trip, for, as Bob Chowne said, there was no risk over it, if we didn't go and stick ourselves between two stones ready for the tide to come in and drown us.

    Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore

  • There are plenty of ways to go prawning, I daresay, but I'll tell you how we managed.

    Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore


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