from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A certain fish. See the quotation.


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  • Mauritania by two bunches of grapes, so that, after nearly three thousand years, the place has retained its peculiarity of producing abundant vines, El – Araish, being “the vine trellices;” others have stamped on them “two ears of corn” and “two fishes,” representing the fields of corn waving on the plains of Morocco, and the fish (shebbel especially) which fills its northern rivers.

    Travels in Morocco

  • [Footnote 54: The _shebbel_, a species of salmon, a very delicate fish, but so rich that it is best roasted, which the

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa


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