from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A female fish, often specifically a salmon, which is physiologically ready to spawn
- n. A program which spawns objects or processes as needed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mature female fish.
- n. Whatever produces spawn of any kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which spawns, as the female of fish, frogs, oysters, etc.; a ripe fish about to spawn: correlated with milter.
- n. In fish-culture, a spawn-gatherer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a female fish at spawning time
One is a spring spawner, the other is a fall spawner.
So I would also much rather see someone "poach" a few small trout from private waters, that see someone legally kill a top spawner for bragging rights.
This ironic bit of synergy was brought to my attention by Aaron Woolf, the acutely observant producer/director of King Corn whose latest documentary, Beyond The Motor City, boldly repurposes Detroit, home of the auto industry and spawner of sprawl, as the potential birthplace for a mass transit revival.
In a game which has been a byword for sportsmanship for so long and the spawner of that remonstrance 'it's just not cricket', Ponting's words were restrained:
/Ms. NMRT – May I suggest you teach your spawn a few manners before they become complete failures in life – like their spawner.
A dragon spawner forms where the right conditions arise, and you simply create the conditions with the worldbuilding tool, rather than creating the area by hand
The cutthroat trout can be considered as an almost obligatory stream spawner, but it can reproduce successfully in lakes where there are suitable gravel beds and adequate water circulation.
They must be put in also in their due proportion, three milters to one spawner, brother sacrist, and the spot must be free from wind, stony and sandy, an ell deep, with willows and grass upon the banks.
The most liberal estimate will not exceed from 800 to 1000 to one spawner, the aggregate per acre amounting to from 4000 to 5000.
And note, that when you store your pond, you are to put into it two or three melters for one spawner, if you put them into a breeding-pond; but if into a nurse-pond, or feeding-pond, in which they will not breed, then no care is to be taken whether there be most male or female Carps.