caplin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n caplin very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Caplin See Capelin.
    • n Caplin The cap or coupling of a flail, through which the thongs pass which connect the handle and swingel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caplin The cap or band of leather on a flail through which the thongs pass that connect the swingel to the staff. Also capling.
    • n caplin A fish, formerly referred to the Salmonidæ under the name Salmo arcticus, now known as Mallotus villosus, and assigned to the smelt family, Argentinidœ. It is 6 or 8 inches long, and resembles a smelt in appearance, but is more closely related to the eulachon or candle-fish, from which it differs chiefly in the broader many-rayed pectoral fins and the peculiar scales of the male. In that sex there is a raised band along the sides of the body above the lateral line, consisting of elongated imbricated scales with free projecting points, giving a villous appearance like the pile of velvet. The caplin occurs in immense shoals in all the northern seas, and is an important food-fish to the natives, though its chief use is as bait for cod.
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Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Caplin's tone was both zealous and impressive.
"The Country of the Pointed Firs" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The caplin'll school any time from naow on.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
Around the wharves little boats were unloading caplin, a small fish about the size of a smelt.
"The Lure of the Labrador Wild" by Dillon Wallace
At Ramah I had purchased some dried caplin for dog food for the night.
"The Long Labrador Trail" by Dillon Wallace
A school of shining caplin shimmered on the surface of the water.
"Bobby of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
It is a great time also for the cod, which feed on the caplin, and for the fishermen who catch the cod.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
The crew'll be waitin' for us wi' the vessel at Caplin Cove.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
Our folk were waiting for the bait-skiff, which had long been gone for caplin, skippered, this time, by the fool of Twist Tickle.
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
The caplin last six weeks and disappear, to be superseded in August by the squid, of which the cod are very fond.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
The dog happened to be down at the shore, forlornly searching for sculpins and caplin.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
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In news:

Caplin takes Faulkner to the movies.
Director James Franco and producer Lee Caplin on the set of "As I Lay Dying" in Canton, Miss.
Lee Caplin has an awesome responsibility overseeing the literary estate of legendary author William Faulkner.
Chambers and Legal 500, the leading international authorities on the best lawyers around the globe, have listed Caplin & Drysdale and its attorneys among the best law firms and lawyers in the United States.
The Ruth Caplin Theatre begins its rise on Culbreth Road.
Our Q&A with NYU economist Andrew Caplin .
Mortimer Caplin , age 92, a founding partner of the firm of Caplin & Drysdale, was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor (France's highest civilian award).
On March 2, 2009, the award was presented to Mr Caplin at the French Embassy in Washington, DC by French Minister of Defense Hervé Morin.
Caplin 's corner: He's making Venable affordable.
Jeremy Caplin might just be the Mother Teresa of Charlottesville real estate.
Mortimer Caplin, age 92, a founding partner of the firm of Caplin & Drysdale, was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor (France's highest civilian award).
Robert Caplin, The New York Times.
Images by Yoni Brook, Robert Caplin, Godwin Azameti and Julia Kumari Drapkin of Highbridge Pictures.
Caplin takes Faulkner to the movies.
Lee Caplin has an awesome responsibility overseeing the literary estate of legendary author William Faulkner .
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In science:

Caplin. J.K. would like to thank the Schloeßmann Foundation for financial support.
Multiband model for penetration depth in MgB2
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