from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The coalfish.
- n. A carangoid fish of the genus Seriola, such as S. rivoliana, found from Brazil to Florida, and S. falcata of the Gulf of Mexico; an amber-fish.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
So no "Jane Austen" tours, but there was a cross-Thames car ferry - maybe that still exists; it was free and one "got some TS" (Thames spray) in one's face, worth a pickled eel, but less than eels and mash or a piece of rock-salmon (battered dog fish), but beat a kick in the solar plexus and other things.