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see herringherring,
common name for members of the large, widely distributed family Clupeidae, comprising many species of marine and freshwater food fishes, including the sardine (Sardinia), the menhaden (Brevoortia and Ethmidium), and the shad (Alosa).
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sprat

1. a small marine food fish, Clupea sprattus, of the NE Atlantic Ocean and North Sea: family Clupeidae (herrings)
2. any of various small or young herrings
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Samples were taken at random from landings of the purse-seine fishery, which often includes common sardine Strangomera bentincki (Norman, 1936), anchovy Engraulis ringens (Jenyns, 1842) and Patagonian sprat. In the laboratory, the biological sampling consisted of recording the total length (TL), total weight (TW), and sex for each fish.
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Like Sprat's History, this is a book rich in experimental examples that illustrate the method.
Johnson and Sprat both advocate simplicity in language and lay an emphasis on the necessity of ornament being used in the service of truth, but this is the merest nuance in a whole complexity of views on each side, and there is no evidence to suggest, despite Horgan's insistence, that Johnson was influenced by Sprat's views.
A prose stylist, wit, and founding member and historian of the Royal Society, Sprat is chiefly remembered for his influence on language reform and for his biography of the poet Abraham Cowley.
Jack Sprat may have eaten no fat, while his wife would eat no lean, but a new study suggests that most husbands' fat intake mirrors that of their wives.
Croix, the seaside plantation estate of Sprat Hall Plantation features nine rooms and eight suites, complete with round and four-poster beds, stables and a beachfront restaurant.
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Thomas Sprat, bishop of Rochester, was historian of the organization, which sought, among other aims, to improve the English prose style of the time, making it simpler, clearer, and more suited to the needs of scientific exposition than the usual literary style then current.
8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Plateau 9 Homer 10 Ratio 11 Ear lobe 12 Tor 13 Stocking 16 Nail-file 17 Map 19 Lebanon 21 Sprat 22 Amble 23 Leisure DOWN: 1 Operate 2 Bacteria 3 Lego 4 Cherokee 5 Ammo 6 Greed 8 Unemotional 13 Splinter 14 Numerous 15 Spotted 18 Pleat 20 Baby 21 Swim QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Scotch broth 8 Too 9 Ear 11 Harmful 12 Flake 13 Urn 14 Met 15 Deleted 17 Bus 19 Only 21 Pear 23 Edge 25 Dual 27 War 29 Fig roll 31 Nap 34 Bag 36 Slope 37 Tombola 38 Eel 39 Ill 40 Continually DOWN: 1 Soar 2 Corn 3 Taffeta 4 Helper 5 Rifle 6 Team 7 Hake 8 Thumb 10 Retry 16 Dog 18 Spa 20 New 22 Elf 24 Dilemma 25 Dense 26 Briton 28 Regal 30 Inept 32 Alec 33 Polo 34 Boil 35 Ally
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