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n.1.(Zool.) See Weever.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Last year saw record numbers of jellyfish and weaverfish along the Mersey coastline, with a surge in the numbers of people reporting stings.
Paul Harrison, the Coastguard's angling adviser, based at Crosby, said last night: ``Over the past few years as the weather has improved, there has been an influx of weaverfish. They are attracted to sandy estuaries such as the Mersey.
``A weaverfish sting is about three times as bad as a bee and a young child can be disabled or even killed.
Tony Jones, the Wirral's chief lifeguard, said: ``Last year was one of the worst I have seen for jelly and weaverfish.
The sand-coloured weaverfish bury themselves in the sand around rock pools and tidal waters and can alter their colour to suit the background - making them hard to spot.