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Definition of "pearl-fishing" [pearl-fishing]

  • Pearl-fishery. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "pearl-fishing" in a sentence
  • "It was pearling season, so we encountered small fleets of pearl-fishing dhows anchored above fresh oyster beds about fifty feet below the surface."
  • "It's an old pearl-fishing town, now mainly a tourist resort (with some very up-market bits)."
  • "By 1800 Cleghorn was on the boat home, accused (wrongly) of some questionable business relating to the government pearl-fishing industry (he had been in charge of it and some had gone missing)."
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