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A heavy-bodied fish with a broad tentacle above each eye and a green-brown body with white patches, found on the west coast of North America.
- ‘The intertidal zone supplies fishermen with surf perch, cabezons, blennies, rock fish, pricklebacks, mussels and sea urchins.’
- ‘The cabezons and lings on the north wall of the dry dock were huge.’
- ‘You are allowed two ling cods over 22 inches in length, cabezons have to be 16 inches in length, and sea trouts must be at least 10 inches in length.’
- ‘Juveniles are taken by rockfishes and larger cabezon, as well as by lingcod and other sculpins.’
- ‘We used to see lots of big lings and big cabezons, and even leopard sharks, even though you couldn't get close enough to get their pictures.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.