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  • noun Plural form of sardine.
  • noun uncountable A children's game in which the players hide together, lying side by side.


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The game name refers to sardines tightly packed in a can.


  • Bijoux, I'm so glad you liked it (and I actually made this with sardines from the island too!).

    PESD with Recipe for Pasta with Spicy Cauliflower Sauce

  • But adding more fuel to an already blazing fire was the overfishing of anchovies and—more critically—pilchards also called sardines, the preferred prey of these seabirds.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • With her proclamation that "the fish aren't called sardines until they are in the can," I realized that the highly esteemed Kate had most likely extrapolated her information from an article by the even more highly esteemed Charles Reichblum aka "Dr. Knowledge™" that appeared in the Boston Globe and online last month.

    Do sardines exist?

  • Nowhere does the Codex Alimentarius state or even imply that these species of fish cannot be called sardines until they are canned.

    Do sardines exist?

  • They offer us a form of transport where people are packed in Like sardines, which is confined to narrow lines and is in danger of grinding to a halt at any moment at the behest of some horny handed trade unionist.


  • Thanks, Cuban revolution, for until today the Yankee shark has not remembered the Latin American sardines.


  • It is certain that many so-called sardines are pilchards -- and some are sprats.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • Locals suggested that high winds might have pushed the fish -- initially reported to be anchovies, but later identified as sardines -- into the marina south of Los Angeles.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Farmed tuna that use wild-caught fish (primarily Pacific bluefin tuna) for stock, which are then raised in pens and fed small fish such as sardines, are sought-after for sushi due to the higher oil content of the fish.

    Overfishing in the Sea of Cortez: Are sustainable fish farms the solution?

  • However, not all omega-3s are equal: the most powerful, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), are found in oily fish, such as sardines and salmon.

    EatingWell: Food Fads: What's In And What's Out In 2011


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