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2008-08-26 15:00:39

By RILKOFF, Matt The next time you wince at the price of fish, spare a thought for the people who troll the deep. Matt Rilkoff spends a day crayfishing. ----------------------------------------------- OCTOPUS are the natural enemy of crayfish. The eight- legged spineless creatures suck flesh from the crustaceans so thoroughly that even their black beady eyes are emptied from their sockets. And as New Plymouth crayfisherman Mark Bamford steers his boat past a dawn- soaked Paritutu,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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