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How to use sailfish in a sentence
According to Martinez, sailfish or marlin are commonly made into tiritas in Guerrero.
This picture was posted on his Facebook page and it shows him triumphantly holding a big sailfish fish he has just caught.
The sailfish tapped again, then took hold so hard and ran off so swiftly that I jerked sooner than usual.
The sailfish saw the shark and, waking up, he fought a good deal harder than before the sharks appeared upon the scene.
We stowed him up in the bow and got under way again, and scarcely had I let my bait far enough astern when a sailfish hit it.
British Dictionary definitions for sailfish
any of several large scombroid game fishes of the genus Istiophorus, such as I. albicans (Atlantic sailfish), of warm and tropical seas: family Istiophoridae. They have an elongated upper jaw and a long sail-like dorsal fin
another name for basking shark
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