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n.1.(Zool.) A large oceanic fish (Elops saurus) found in the tropical parts of all the oceans. It is used chiefly for bait.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The big females will be holding just outside bedding territory, and a live wild shiner may well produce the ten-pounder freshwater guys dream about.
The Scots Times (specifically the poems found in its series, 'Noctes Sma' Weftianae'), which was committedly pro-reform; Glasgow Punch, a short-lived title that was broadly ambivalent towards parliamentary reform; and The Ten-Pounder, a virulently anti-Whig Edinburgh title, provide a cross-section of political perspectives.
We caught three pikes: an eight-pounder, a ten-pounder and a three-pounder.
A couple of hours, whaling away, swinging a ten-pounder, wrapping and rewrapping your hands around the hard oak shaft, can be hard labor, exhausting.
Consulting an encyclopedia, I found out that Chretzer is in fact a Zurich dialect word for Egli (obviously confined to the Rhine region), as is Rehlig for a very big perch, a term also well-known to me as a boy, although such a ten-pounder never felt obliged to take the bait on my fish-hook.
The largest in-season rainbow trout scaled 10lb 12oz for Stephen Knight, of Worcester, and was tempted from Farborough Spit, while Rugby's Tommy Griffin grassed a ten-pounder, and 19 more scaling between 6lb and 9lb 3oz were caught in a great end to the Draycote season.