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wind

/win(d)/ [OED, to deprive of breath] v. to let the air out of a deepwater fish: When you pull it from deep, fish got wind-all blow up-so you look it under the wing with a long needle to wind it if it going into the well [a boat's fish-well] (Mayag.) (Gen.)

Tags: fish, nautical, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-25 00:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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