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fishing banks

plural noun
a relatively shallow area of the sea in which fish are usually abundant.
Origin of fishing banks
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We sprang a leak two days ago, out on the fishing banks, and have been at the pumps ever since.

  • In this manner the appalling loss of life in the fogs on the fishing banks has been greatly lessened.

  • They are merely the small fry of the fishing banks: they are petty rascals, with occasional big game.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • Argall was also sent to the Bermudas, but missed them, and went north to the fishing banks in search of food.

    The Beginners of a Nation Edward Eggleston.
  • The fishing banks off the Coast of Newfoundland have suddenly sunk.

  • It had to do with the memory of more than a hundred men who had been lost in a September gale off the fishing banks.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • Argall missed his way and went north to the fishing banks of Newfoundland, while Somers died in the Bermudas.

    England in America, 1580-1652 Lyon Gardiner Tyler
  • They were to sail for the fishing banks on the morrow, and Judson suggested they have a little family party.

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
  • The divers bring in the oysters from the fishing banks in the Gulf, and pile them on the shore in great heaps.

  • In the last twenty years over a thousand of them have laid their bones on the drifting sands of the fishing banks.

    The Sea Rovers Rufus Rockwell Wilson

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