jolthead

jolthead

(ˈdʒɒltˌhɛd) or

jolterhead

n
a stupid or foolish person; blockhead
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Allison continued: "Many of the species my kids catch [she hosts a series of marine seminars and summer camps] are not on the list." I'm personally reminded of youthful stand-bys: margates, jolthead porgies, strawberry groupers--and let's not forget the ubiquitous lookdown: truly the stuff of childhood memories.
Jonathan Jolthead's Courtship with Miss Sally Snapper," (1795) was a newspaper staple for half a century and he went on to become the genial editor of The New England Farmer's Almanack (1828-1836).
Jon Jolthead's Courtship with Miss Sally Snapper." The poem perhaps influenced Lowell's <IR> THE COURTIN' </IR> .
A whole squid dropped to bottom on a knocker rig, for instance, yielded delicious jolthead porgies.
Unidentified grunt 97 Haemulon striatum Striped grunt 98 Orthopristis chrysoptera Pigfish Sparidae, Porgies 99 Archosargus probatocephalus Sheepshead 100 Archosargus rhomboidalis Sea bream 101 Calamus arctifrons Grass porgy 102 Calamus bajonado Jolthead porgy 103 Calamus calamus Saucereye porgy 104 Calamus nodosus Knobbed porgy 105 Calamus proridens Littlehead porgy 106 Calamus spp.
Only three of the top ten landed species failed to rank within the top ten releases: dolphin (rank 19); hogfish (rank 29); and jolthead porgy, Calamus bajonado (rank 15).
Dolphin and jolthead porgy had low release rates while grunts had the highest release rates.
Landings declines for jolthead porgy and Nassau grouper were especially sharp.
8.618 14.464 10.506 0.298 Jolthead porgy 13.616 50.322 77.477 62.744 King mackerel 0.157 1.421 Lane snapper 1.919 5.653 Margate 0.535 2.017 Mutton snapper 1.258 16.331 Nassau grouper 0.461 0.912 17.719 Nurse shark 0.063 0.231 Ocean triggerfsh 0.283 4.595 Parrotfish spp.
He rages at Peter and 'the rascal cook' for burning his supper: 'You heedless joltheads...