The soles when they came proved to be nice little pan-fish, not unlike what in New England are called "scup."
What'll you give me if I'll make you a scup one of these days?
Eastward he swims as "scup," while at the Manhattan end of the Sound he is fried as "porgie."
I'll show you the scup in a few minutes, as soon as I finish this job I'm about.
I had seen plenty of city people at scup Haven, and my few dresses, I fancied, would pass muster anywhere.
They are surface feeders, and swim in large schools in quest of menhaden, scup, and other small fishes.
Well now, come, I'll make a bargain with you; I'll engage to fix up a scup for you if you'll give me a kiss.
The street boys of our day and early home were wont to term the hetairai of the public walks "scup."
One of them had declared that he had the "highest old swing," in that "scup," ever taken by mortal, and a good many believed him.
Blackfish (tautog) and scup, or scuppaug, are much esteemed.