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flattie

(ˈflætɪ)
n
(Animals) informal NZ a flounder or other flatfish
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Here I am in deepest Fred Dibnah country, the Lancashire home of the flattie, and the - Scottish!
The following night we took a taxi to Stromness to meet my friend, Kimberley, and her husband, Marcus, for a night out starting in the Flattie Bar.
So when Andy Mullett ventured out on one of his monthly sea fishing trips with his mates, there was always the chance of picking up a big 'flattie'.
A younger man gave hake, a fish which shares the size, but not the looks, of the monkfish, while a younger woman was very vague in her use of flattie and flat fish.
Each day at Camp Invention, students learn about an event that has zero probability by playing a flattie bally game, which is a game that cannot be won.
flat sea) 1st Andy Stanford h/f cod 2.01 2nd Marty Pygall cod 1.06 jnt 3rd Gary Hays & Tony Rutherford cod 1.05 5th Mark Callender flr 0.13 flattie Whitby AS (wed) 21f 9w.i: 11Cod 1coal 1flr 25-1-0 1st D Middlemass (3) 5-14-0 2nd B Harland (2) 5-0-0 h/f 3-5-0 3rd C Stainthorpe (2) 4-12-0 4th S Swales (1) 2-14-0 5th P Short (1) 2-1-0 Whitby AS (sun) 22f w.i: 28Cod 3r/ling 3flr 1plk 71-12-0 1st B Vasey 5cod 10-7-0 2nd P Horbury 4cod 1r/ling 8-4-0 3rd A Cass 4cod 7-14-0 4th D Perrett 5cod 7-1-0 5th D Thompson 2cod 6-8-0 h/f J Gilpin plk 5lb 14oz Bedlington Station SAC 15f: 1st S Surtees (4) 6-2-0 2nd B Jacobs h/f 2-14-5 3rd R Jmaes (2) 2-4-0
The flattie action may be rivaled seasonally by the southern ports of Canaveral and Sebastian, but for year-round prospects at catching big flounder-and big numbers--the habitat and ambush structures of coastal Northeast Florida are legendary.
As well as exploring the origins of the Hoppings, the exhibition will also look at the travelling way of life of the generations of showmen and their families who bring the Hoppings to Newcastle, including the language and phrases they use such as: a 'flattie' (a member of the general public), a 'gaff' (a busy fairground); the 'gallopers' (a carousel featuring elaborately carved and painted galloping horses); and a 'living wagon' (a showman's caravan).
As well as landing the biggest round fish of the match, he also caught the biggest flattie, a flounder of 15.5oz.
But I've never gone above four inches, which these days is practically a flattie. No genuine fashionista would be seen alive in anything less than five, darling.
Wayne Prior's 920gm flattie took the pounds 145 second prize and Paul Bevan pocketed pounds 75 after his835gmflounderwasthe day's third best.
He baited with ragworm and squid on 10lb class tackle but the top of his light rod fractured in the fight to land the 6lb fat flattie.