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strike

[W Car.; OED, to hit with a missile, now somewhat rare] v. to harpoon (a fish): 1731 Turtle are most commonly taken at the Bahama islands ... by striking them with a small iron peg ... at the end of a staff (Catesby II 39). 1895 De fish come hup; 'e strike 'im with a spear (Edwards 92). 1941 (song) When de Whale Get Strike (Lomax 89). Sometime you strike a good fish, the beard does pull off (Andros). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-10-31 18:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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