from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A pot or creel for catching fish.
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Traces of natives were observed; and he brought on board with him the remains of a fish-pot, nine feet long, made of strips of Flagellaria indica, but so imperfect and disfigured that we could not readily convince ourselves either of its particular construction or use.
You'll be telling me next that the fish in the sea are yours, and that I mustn't whiff or lay a fish-pot or trammel. "
The Lost Middy Being the Secret of the Smugglers' Gap George Manville Fenn 1870