At Dennisport scalloping is practically all done by dredging, while at West Dennis scallops are all taken by the use of "pushers."
This has worked the ruin of the scalloping in these localities.
Dredging is the only method of scalloping used in Mattapoisett.
There is also scalloping along the shore on the Dennis grounds.
The scalloping grounds are on the west side of the town, about half a mile out.
While the extent of the scalloping area is large, only portions are ever productive at any one time.
Scallops are mostly found in the deeper water, which makes dredging the only profitable method of scalloping in this locality.
At the close of the scalloping season, when the ice came, the scallops were still abundant.
The scalloping grounds of Tisbury are in the harbor at Vineyard Haven.
Permits are required for scalloping, but are issued free of charge by the selectmen.
"bivalve mollusk," c.1400, from Old French escalope "shell (of a nut), carpace," variant of eschalope, probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old Norse skalpr "sheath," Middle Dutch schelpe "shell"); see scale (n.1). The shells of the larger species have been used as domestic utensils. Extended 17c. to objects shaped like scallop shells, especially in design and dress. The verb in the cookery sense, "to bake with sauce in a scallop shell-shaped pan," is attested from 1737. Related: Scalloped; scalloping.
scalloping scal·lop·ing (skŏl'ə-pĭng, skāl'-)
A series of indentations or erosions on a normally smooth margin of a structure.