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leath·er·jack·et

 (lĕth′ər-jăk′ĭt)
n.
1. A silvery blue carangid fish (Oligoplites saurus) of eastern Pacific and western Atlantic waters, having leathery skin and yellow fins.
2. Any of various other fishes having tough skin, including the filefishes and the triggerfishes.

leatherjacket

(ˈlɛðəˌdʒækɪt)
n
1. (Animals) any of various tropical carangid fishes of the genera Oligoplites and Scomberoides, having a leathery skin
2. (Animals) any of various brightly coloured tropical triggerfishes of the genus Monacanthus and related genera
3. (Animals) the greyish-brown tough-skinned larva of certain craneflies, esp of the genus Tipula, which destroy the roots of grasses, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leatherjacket - any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes
filefish - narrow flattened warm-water fishes with leathery skin and a long file-like dorsal spine
genus Monocanthus, Monocanthus - type genus of the Monocanthidae
2.leatherjacket - any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales
jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
genus Oligoplites, Oligoplites - leatherjackets
3.leatherjacket - tough-skinned larva of certain crane flies
grub - a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects
Translations
säppikalatoukkavaaksiainen
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If leatherjacket infestation is confirmed, racecourse staff will treat the affected area with pesticide, water the ground and, in some cases, replace turf.
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the false pilchard, American coastal pellona, Atlantic thread herring, and castin leatherjacket [Oligoplites saliens]) and were relevant for distinguishing the assemblage structures of CW+M and SACW (Table 5); and group C, a mixed grouping, composed of no-diagnostic species in SIMPER (Table 6) and of those species that were diagnostically abundant in either the CW+M (e.
The black leatherjacket with blue jeans and black utility boots is too Tom Cruise.
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Disgorged food items found in the roosting area on North Plateau included a small leatherjacket (Aluteridae) and an Australian Salmon.
Tench described the range of fish as being 'from a whale to a gudgeon', mentioning 'sharks of monstrous size, skait [sic], rock-cod, grey-mullet, bream, horse-mackarel [sic], now and then a sole and john-dory and innumerable others unknown in Europe' as well as bass, leatherjacket and snapper (Tench 1789:128-29, 1793:176 [1979:69, 272]).
The leatherjacket option, though, is more feasible because I like riding too much.