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chicken

chicken  n.— «Chicken – A one-pound lobster. It can take as long as 7 years in the cold waters of the northern Atlantic to grow to this size.» —“How to Talk Like a Maine Lobsterman” by Thy Tran KQED Food Blog:...

berry

berry  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...

spotter

spotter  n.— «One of the greatest enforcers of virtue—a “spotter” in the parlance of the day—was the Rev. Henry N. Pringle, secretary of the Maine Christian Civic League. He appeared in the Queen City on Monday, June 24, to...

cull

cull  n.— «McAleney said he gave the group a wholesale rate because they were buying so much and because the lobsters were “culls”—the term for a lobster with a missing claw—which are less valuable on the retail market...

bug picker

bug picker  n.— «“Bug pickers,” Lendall Alexander, 47, a third-generation fisherman from Harpswell, Me., said of the lobstermen. “They’ve got all that lobster to themselves.”» —“Battle in Maine Pits Lobstermen Against...

mojo

mojo  n.— «The Florida newspaper employs a fleet of so-called mobile journalists, or “mojos” as they have become known.…“The mojos have high-tech tools—ThinkPads, digital audio recorders, digital still and video...

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