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n. pl. grayling or gray·lings
Any of several freshwater salmonid fishes of the genus Thymallus of northern North America and Eurasia, having a small mouth and a large dorsal fin and valued as a food and game fish.


n, pl -ling or -lings
1. (Animals) any freshwater salmonoid food fish of the genus Thymallus and family Thymallidae, of the N hemisphere, having a long spiny dorsal fin, a silvery back, and greyish-green sides
2. (Animals) any butterfly of the satyrid genus Hipparchia and related genera, esp H. semele of Europe, having grey or greyish-brown wings


(ˈgreɪ lɪŋ)

any freshwater game fish of the genus Thymallus, related to the trout.
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And yet, anyone anticipating stuffy Socratic dialogue with a kooky academic or a living, breathing replica of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker (with added mane), would be taken aback by Graylings down-to-earth, congenial presence.
What makes Grayling tick, in his words, is "the fact that the world is so rich in interest and in puzzles, and that the task of finding out as much as we can about it is not an endless task, but certainly one which is going to take us many, many millennia to complete.
Weaving another string of thought into his tapestry of human psychology, Grayling laments that his fellow human beings "don't want to have to think these things out for themselves.
They went from the surface of the earth to the mountaintops, then into the sky, and finally beyond space and time altogether," Grayling observes.
The Maze Park graylings probably originated on the adjacent rail marshalling yards, where they would have gone unnoticed, being inaccessible to the general public.
Maze Park and the Marshalling Yards contain ideal habitat for graylings, which require areas of bare ground for basking and clumps of grasses suitable for egg-laying.
In recent years, the grayling has spread out along the Tees corridor, and may be found at suitable sites all the way along to South Gare.
Management work at Maze Park is carried out to ensure conditions are kept right for dingy skipper, grayling and other butterflies.