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sprats Sentence Examples

  • Large quantities of sprats are caught.

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  • Sprats are very often confounded with young herrings, which they much resemble, but can always be distinguished by the following characters: they do not possess any teeth on the palate (vomer), like herrings; their gill-covers are smooth, without the radiating striae which are found in the shad and the pilchard; the anal fin consists of .from seventeen to twenty rays, and the lateral line of forty-seven or forty-eight scales.

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  • Also the so-called "white-bait" is not a distinct species, but consists chiefly of the fry or the young of herrings and sprats, and is obtained "in perfection" at localities where these small fishes find an abundance of food, as in the estuary of the Thames.

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  • The harbour yields sprats which are in great repute.

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  • The fisheries are important - for herring, mackerel, sprats, cod, salmon, lobsters and anchovies.

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  • The fish caught are principally sardines, bonito, smelts and sprats.

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  • In the former year considerable numbers were taken off Dover in drift nets of small mesh used for the capture of sprats.

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  • When taken in British waters anchovies are either thrown away or sent to the market fresh with the sprats.

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  • It is now known to consist of the young fry of herrings and sprats in varying proportions mixed with a few shrimps, gobies, sticklebacks, pope-fishes and young flounders: but these impurities are as far as possible picked out from the whitebait before it is marketed.

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  • The fishing is carried on from February to August, and samples taken in the successive months were found to contain the following percentages of herrings, the remainder being young sprats: 7, 5, 1 4, 3 0, 8 7, 75, 52.

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  • Hence it will be seen that sprats predominated in February, March, April and May, herrings in June and July.

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  • Similar reasoning applies to sprats.

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  • Adults fed their chicks mainly on sprats with small gadoids being the main alternative.

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  • Food is more daring than average: think smoked sprats, cuttlefish risotto or spiced beef with pickled walnuts.

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  • However they are growing quickly and have excellent appetites eating sprats, mackerel and herring.

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  • Maybe I succeeded despite using blue sprats and not because of them.

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  • The fisheries are important - for herring, mackerel, sprats, cod, salmon, lobsters and anchovies.

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  • Also the so-called "white-bait" is not a distinct species, but consists chiefly of the fry or the young of herrings and sprats, and is obtained "in perfection" at localities where these small fishes find an abundance of food, as in the estuary of the Thames.

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  • The fish caught are principally sardines, bonito, smelts and sprats.

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  • Sprats are very often confounded with young herrings, which they much resemble, but can always be distinguished by the following characters: they do not possess any teeth on the palate (vomer), like herrings; their gill-covers are smooth, without the radiating striae which are found in the shad and the pilchard; the anal fin consists of .from seventeen to twenty rays, and the lateral line of forty-seven or forty-eight scales.

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  • In the former year considerable numbers were taken off Dover in drift nets of small mesh used for the capture of sprats.

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  • When taken in British waters anchovies are either thrown away or sent to the market fresh with the sprats.

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  • The so-called "Norwegian anchovies" imported into England in little wooden kegs are nothing but sprats pickled in brine with bay-leaves and whole pepper.

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  • Large quantities of sprats are caught.

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  • The harbour yields sprats which are in great repute.

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  • It is now known to consist of the young fry of herrings and sprats in varying proportions mixed with a few shrimps, gobies, sticklebacks, pope-fishes and young flounders: but these impurities are as far as possible picked out from the whitebait before it is marketed.

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  • The fishing is carried on from February to August, and samples taken in the successive months were found to contain the following percentages of herrings, the remainder being young sprats: 7, 5, 1 4, 3 0, 8 7, 75, 52.

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  • Hence it will be seen that sprats predominated in February, March, April and May, herrings in June and July.

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  • Similar reasoning applies to sprats.

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  • Food is more daring than average: think smoked sprats, cuttlefish risotto or spiced beef with pickled walnuts.

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  • However they are growing quickly and have excellent appetites eating sprats, mackerel and herring.

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  • Maybe I succeeded despite using blue sprats and not because of them.

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  • In the following December large numbers were taken together with sprats at Torquay.

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  • The so-called "Norwegian anchovies" imported into England in little wooden kegs are nothing but sprats pickled in brine with bay-leaves and whole pepper.

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  • In the following December large numbers were taken together with sprats at Torquay.

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