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  • Oxen, sheep, guinea fowl, fruit and lupins were sent to them, with smoked scombri, that excellent scombri which Carthage dispatched to every port.

    Salammbo 2003


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  • "'...the very best time for catching those fish they call scombri in these parts which I take to be close kin to our mackerel, though they eat far more delicate...'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, Treason's Harbour, 279

    February 19, 2008