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Pollock (or Pollack, pronounced the same and listed first in most UK and US dictionaries) is the common name used for either of the two species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. Both P. pollachius and P. virens are commonly referred to as Pollock. Other names for P. pollachius include the Atlantic Pollock, European Pollock, Lieu Jaune, and Pollock, while P. virens is sometimes known as Boston Blues (separate from Bluefish), Coalfish or Saithe. Both species can grow to 3 ft 6 in (1.07...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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