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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. 2018.
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  • The fishing banks off the Coast of Newfoundland have suddenly sunk.

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

  • I'm convinced now that there is much misery all over the fishing banks, and I have a conviction that I shall help to remove it.

    A Dream of the North Sea

    James Runciman
  • We sprang a leak two days ago, out on the fishing banks, and have been at the pumps ever since.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Are not these fishing banks the most dangerous in the world, swept by terrible gales from the North Pole?

    Ticket No. "9672"

    Jules Verne

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