from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sparoid fish, Boops salpa, found about the Cape of Good Hope.
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The dried fish, very properly known as stink-fish, is much preferred; this is either eaten as it is, or put into stews as seasoning, as also are the snails.
What they had to do was choose either lamb or a nice cut of stink-fish and then make two very ornate, very delicious sides to go with it.