It makes no difference to him at what hour he returns,—from oystering or from the cranberry-bog.
In order to meet this demand he commonly resorted to oystering.
It was the most popular boat used in the colony for collecting corn from the Indians, fishing, oystering, and exploring.
Dredging is a much faster and less laborious method of oystering than tonging, and can be carried on over a much larger territory.
There are few negro families of which some member does not spend part of the year fishing or oystering.
early 14c., from Old French oistre (Modern French huître), from Latin ostrea, plural or fem. of ostreum "oyster," from Greek ostreon, from PIE *ost- "bone" (see osseous). Related to Greek ostrakon "hard shell" and to osteon "bone."
Why then the world's mine Oyster, which I, with sword will open. [Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," II.ii.2]