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~ Tuesday, June 29, 2004

The proper terms for carving certain fish:

to barb a lobster
to chine a salmon
to culpon a trout
to fin a chevin
to scull a tench
to side a haddock
to splay a bream
to splat a pike
to string a lamprey
to tame a crab
to tranch a sturgeon
to transon an eel
to tusk a barbel

Source: from The Accomplisht Lady's Delight (1719) via Chosen Words by Ivor Brown (Penguin 1955) who also adds 'gobbeting a trout' and the wonderful 'frushing a chub'

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