Definitions starting with G

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gurry

[OED, fish offal, chiefly US; cf. Scots goorie the garbage of salmon; cf. US dial. gurry offal from a fish cannery ADD; DAE idem "a fisherman's word"] n. the organic sediment cleaned out of commercial sponges: 1977 The ssponges soaked for several days before the men went into the kraal with bruisers or clubs to get the black gurry out ... After this organic sediment had been beaten out, the sponges were ... put in the sunlight to dry (Albury 67).

Tags: nautical, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-29 00:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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