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  • The first areas to warm up in the early spring, skinny-water bays can be prospected with leech, weighted nymph, or water-boatman patterns.

    The Nine Best Places to Fish a Pond During Ice-Out

  • The water-boatman was more succulent, but, with only one soft spot, difficult to do justice to.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Studies of Animal life and Character

  • The water-boatman, which almost every one must have seen swimming back-downwards in ponds, can inflict a very painful wound in this manner.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • As I rest poised upon the oars above some submerged shallow, diamonded with ripple-broken sunbeams, the fantastic Notonecta or water-boatman rests upon his oars below, and I see that his proportions anticipated the wherry, as honeycombs antedated the problem of the hexagonal cell.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 47, September, 1861

  • Early in March, before the first male canker-moth appears on the elm-tree, the whirlwig beetles have begun to play round the broken edges of the ice, and the caddis-worms to crawl beneath it; and soon come the water-skater _ (Gerris) _ and the water-boatman _ (Notonecta) _.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861

  • The water-boatman (_Nautonecta glauca_) is a member of the same family, but is no use as food for the fish.

    Amateur Fish Culture

  • Others, such as the water-boatman, water-scorpions and pond-skaters, are not of any value as food for the fish.

    Amateur Fish Culture

  • He swims on his back, is longer and narrower than are _Corixæ_, which do not swim on their backs, are smaller, broader, and live much more under water than the water-boatman.

    Amateur Fish Culture

  • Barrett’s the rock astronomer boating the Cam’s lime green spine, wristing downriver like a water-boatman listening to voices, his schizophrenia big in the mix like invasive radio.

    Ballardian » Review: Jeremy Reed’s West End Survival Kit

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