from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See salmon.
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It was a coil of hempen twine, two cords, really, at the end of which was tied a barbless, heavy fishhook'the kind sea-fishers used to take shark and the great sea-salmon.
It was a coil of hempen twine, two cords, really, at the end of which was tied a barbless, heavy fishhook, the kind seafishers used to take shark and the great sea-salmon.
Following the sea-salmon, the rivers are next visited in January by shoals of very large sea-mullet -- blue-black backs, silvery bellies and sides, and yellow fins and tails.
The saw-fish, to which I have before alluded as harrying the swarms of sea-salmon, also make havoc with the Jew-fish, and very often are caught on Jew-fish lines.
During November and December the bars of these rivers are literally black with incredible numbers of coarse sea-salmon -- a fish much like the English sea bass -- which, making their way over the bars, swim up the rivers and remain there for about a week.