n.— «Berries – Lobster eggs. Conscientious, law-abiding lobstermen will gently return a berried female back to the water after V-notching her tail, indicating to others that she’s a valuable resource. Her 10,000 or so eggs, carried on the outside of her shell, will be released after 9 or 10 months, and of these, about 10 of them will survive. That’s 1/10 of 1 percent who even have a whiff of a chance of reaching maturity.» —“How to Talk Like a Maine Lobsterman” by Thy Tran KQED Food Blog: Bay Area Bites (San Francisco, California) July 15, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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