I was itchy from the bugs, aching everywhere, blistery, and wet.
It is a "blistery" ground, the presence of these growths on a rocky or gravelly bottom usually meaning good fishing.
Once it had been a blistery red; that though was in the days of his apprenticeship to this trade.
A "blistery" bottom that is a cod ground the year around, the best of the fishing occurring in the spring months.
It has 40 to 50 fathoms over a bottom of sharp rocks and mud—a "blistery" bottom.