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spat

1. a larval oyster or similar bivalve mollusc, esp when it settles to the sea bottom and starts to develop a shell
2. such oysters or other molluscs collectively

spat

A protective covering (usually stainless steel) at the bottom of a doorframe to prevent or minimize damage in this area.
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In 1981 trials with indicator collectors were repeated in a 23-m deep site in Bally Hork Bay, the site exhibiting higher spat collection results than the north of Croaghan island site in 1980 (Fig.
Expansion of the pearl industry to other parts of the region, where such lagoons are not present, requires identification of an alternative strategy for spat collection, and/or hatchery production.
Henchoz and his manager Gerard Houllier insist the player spat on the ground not at the United manager.
I had a bad cold and spat on the ground as I walked along earlier that day.
margaritifera spat (Southgate & Beer 1997, Southgate & Beer 2000, Friedman & Southgate 1999).
The Blades boss was restrained by Sammy Lee while shouting abuse at Henchoz and demonstrating to Jamie Carragher that he believed he was spat at, then later admitted he wasn't surprised at Henchoz's alleged conduct because ``he's not English, and you expect one or two things like that''.
It's there for everyone to see, he spat on him and he'll be regretting it now.
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Lomaiviti fisheries officer Tomasi Peckham said that officers from the Department haddeployed spat collectors in the island of Gau earlier this year and found that all spat lines had attracted oysters.
KEY WORDS: Pinctada maxima, environmental conditions, spat, growth, survival, pearl oyster
Joseph Sydenham spat at the ticket inspector on the Number 11 in Witton's Brookvale Road on May 23.
Police were called to the house and had to physically restrain Brough and carry her out to their vehicle after she kicked out, spat at and tried to bite the officers.