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- ‘Imports of mackerel, herring and scad from Northern Ireland and Scotland are rarely designated as imports, however these are included in the Irish export figures.’
- ‘The total catch was 659 fish which included dabs, conger, ling, dogfish, bull-huss, Pollock, pouting, poor cod, ballan-wrasse, cuckoo-wrasse, gurnard, whiting, scad, and cod.’
- ‘There are a myriad of other fish that I love to eat in UK seas - scad, cuttlefish, john dory, ling, conger (makes the best scampi), rays, dabs, black bream, turbot, garfish (makes great, outstanding roll-mops) cod, squid and others.’
- ‘Fish lie low till dusk, when they all promenade: the big-eyed scad form sinuous, silvery zeppelins, and traffic lanes of blue tang stream home from their day at the office.’
- ‘The fish section listed a respectable range of sea creatures including turbot, scad, gobies, barbun, zargan, belted bomito, and breaded shark for between three and 11 leva.’
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.
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