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How to use mackerel in a sentence
He was wearing a dress to get back in the rumbles with the rich mackerel-snappers who went to all-boys St. Francis Assisi.
Kelvin remembered wrapping mackerel in them and eating them wild with seasoning.
The "Kingfish" popularized the catch phrase "Holy mackerel!"Herman Cain’s Failure to Be a ‘MackDaddy’ Killed His Campaign | Mansfield Frazier | December 4, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mayo does advise that pregnant women avoid swordfish, king mackerel, shark, and tile fish.
Not far away from the sloop could be seen plainly that tiny chop-sea which is caused by the breaking of a school of mackerel.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
The mackerel bit fiercely, sometimes at the bare hook even, like fish gone crazy.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
There are an extensive mackerel and herring fishery, and motor engineering works.
Legislators will be bought like mackerel in the market, as Mr. Lawson so bluntly expresses it.The Common Sense of Socialism | John Spargo
Or you may broil the mackerel whole, having first seasoned it as above, and wrapped it in oiled paper.Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed. | Sulpice Baru
British Dictionary definitions for mackerel
a spiny-finned food fish, Scomber scombrus, occurring in northern coastal regions of the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean: family Scombridae. It has a deeply forked tail and a greenish-blue body marked with wavy dark bands on the back: Compare Spanish mackerel (def. 1)
any of various other fishes of the family Scombridae, such as Scomber colias (Spanish mackerel) and S. japonicus (Pacific mackerel)
- See horse mackerel
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