from The Century Dictionary.

  • A fishing-ground of comparatively shoal water in the sea.


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  • Miss Jewett so well as the humorous and pastoral; but each detail about her heroine is attractive, and nothing in recent fiction, is more true, touching, and womanly than Doris's journey to Westmarket in the autumnal dawn to keep her lover at home from the fishing-banks.

    Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science Old Series, Vol. 36—New Series, Vol. 10, July 1885 Various

  • They are also very much chagrined with the Government for sending out to the fishing-banks a dispatch boat bearing the inappropriate name of

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 10, June 4, 1870 Various

  • I visited the fishing-banks off Hasani Island a week or so after to get the latest news of Um-Lejj, which came from Turkish sources.


  • During the summer-time, after we had made something which was successful, I used to engage a brick-sloop at Perth Amboy and take the whole crowd down to the fishing-banks on the Atlantic for two days.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2 1910

  • But it is among the peculiarities of the seals that, each autumn, they migrate southward, returning each spring in large numbers along the Alaskan coast, and also that, while at the islands, the nursing mothers make long excursions to fishing-banks at distances of from one to two hundred miles.

    [Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White 1906

  • They had work to do out there on the fishing-banks.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish 1905

  • Amboy and take the whole crowd down to the fishing-banks on the Atlantic for two days.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer 1905

  • Poor fellows, they were bothered with their stomachs and their places to sleep; they quarrelled with the different villagers, and doubtless wished themselves back a hundred times to their fishing-banks and kindred employments, when the Christ moved a little apart from them.

    Fate Knocks at the Door A Novel Will Levington Comfort 1905

  • But next spring when they all met off the fishing-banks of the Pacific, Kotick's seals told such tales of the new beaches beyond Sea Cow's tunnel that more and more seals left Novastoshnah.

    The Jungle Book. 1893

  • He had been to the fishing-banks a dozen times, been whaling twice, had carried a cargo of wheat up the

    Romance of California Life John Habberton 1881


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