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sproat

or sproat hook

[sproht or sproht hoo k]
noun Angling.
  1. a fishhook having a circular bend.
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Origin of sproat

1865–70; named after W. H. Sproat, 19th-century English angler
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Examples from the Web for sproat

Historical Examples

  • But, as Mr. Sproat suggests, this might have reference to Meares's settlement.

    The Adventures of John Jewitt

    John Rodgers Jewitt

  • In Sproat's Landing we saw the nucleus of a railroad terminal point.

  • Our officers replied, 'Mr Sproat, we are the best manned out of the port of Philadelphia.'

  • Besides this refutation of Sproat's shameful trick there were many others.

  • I prefer the Sproat or O'Shaughnessy to either, with gut loop at the head of the fly.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall