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Red Snapper
This probably is the best known of the Snappers because it is a common and delicious item on the bill of fare.
To catch a Tarpon, the Silver King, the greatest of all game fishes, is considered one of the supreme feats of angling.
Sailor's Choice Or Salt-Water Bream
This is a very delectable small panfish, averaging about half a pound in size, up to two pounds maximum.
The Crevalle is known also as Jack, Jackfish, Horse Crevalle, and Jack Crevalle. His average size is two to three pounds, though he ranges up to 50 pounds.
The Croaker is strictly a bottom feeder and lives mostly in fairly shallow water from 8 to 15 feet deep, preferring grassy flats.
He is one of the few fish able to produce sounds, and when conditions are favorable you can hear his drumming above water at some little distance.
The flounder is strictly a bottom fish, white on the under side and with the power of changing color on the upper to match color with the bottom on which he is lying.
Nassau Grouper
The latter name will be remembered by the unlucky angler who fails to stop his Grouper soon enough after hooking him.
Not so much sport as work, fishing for these Jewfish. One hundred and fifty pounds is an average size, and the record is 750 pounds.
Pompano is largely a seasonal fish in local waters, bound northward in abundance between March 15 and April 15.
Great Kingfish
Florida Kingfish, Great Kingfish, Horse Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sierra, Cero, King Cero, Spotted Cero...
Sometimes at inlets large schools of Ladyfish can be seen feeding out in the ocean, and will come in with the turn of the tide.
Spanish Mackerel
The Spanish Mackerel is unsurpassed as a food fish and many of them are served daily in restaurants and hotels throughout the country.
Pompom Or Cuban Queen
The Pompom is a member of the Grunt family, and often is mistaken for the Drum.
They may be had either by surf-casting or still fishing from an ocean pier. They belong to the Croaker family and have a small sucker-like mouth, being caught on small hooks.
Tripletail Or Chobie
A common name for this fellow is Tripletail, taken from the location of posterior fins that give the fish almost the advantage of three tails when trying to pull away from an angler.
London - Kensington - Part 1
When people speak of Kensington they generally mean a very small area lying north and south of the High Street; to this some might add South Kensington, the district bordering on the Cromwell and Brompton Roads.
London - Kensington - Part 2
Knotting Barnes was sold by the thirteenth Earl, whose fortunes had been impoverished by adhesion to the House of Lancaster. It was bought by Sir Reginald Bray, who sold it to the Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond, mother of King Henry VII.
London - Kensington - Part 3
It is now partly converted to other uses. The London University occupies the main entrance, great hall, central block, and east wings (except the basement).
London - Kensington - Part 4
Ifield Road was once Honey Lane. To the west are the entrance gates of the cemetery, which is about 800 yards in extreme length by 300 in the broadest part. The graves are thickly clustered together at the southern end.
London - Kensington - Part 5
The church owes its additional name of Abbots to the fact of its having belonged to the Abbot and convent of Abingdon, as set forth in the history of the parish.
London - Kensington - Part 6
In the Palace itself the state apartments are now open to the public every day of the week except Wednesdays. This admittance was granted by Queen Victoria in commemoration of her eightieth year.
London - Kensington - Part 7
The most celebrated house here was Campden House, completely rebuilt fifty years ago, and entirely demolished within the last two years. Old Campden House was called after Sir Baptist Hicks.
London - Kensington - Part 8
Joseph Addison married the widow of the sixth Earl of Holland and Warwick in 1716. He was an old family friend and had known her long, yet the experiment did not turn out satisfactorily.
London - Kensington - Part 9
St. John's Place leads us past Pottery Lane, a reminiscence of the potteries once here, round which sprang up a notoriously bad district.
Edinburgh - Part 1
Up there on the gusty heights of Edinburgh no one ever inquires the time at one o'clock in the afternoon.
Edinburgh - Part 2
One cannot forbear a smile as he surveys the noble bridge that spans the Forth and recalls the insistent pride of Edinburgh in the same.
Edinburgh - Part 3
The fumes and cobwebs of murky tradition dissipate in the keen, vigorous air of Calton Hill. Breezes from over the level shore-sands of Leith taste sharp of salt and excite bracing thoughts of the sea.
Antwerp - Part 1
A table in the lively little Cafe de la Terrasse, up on the broad stone promenoir overhanging the Antwerp docks, is one place in a thousand for the man who is inclined toward any such unusual combination as a maximum of twentieth-century business activity in a setting of the Middle Ages.
Antwerp - Part 2
Against it the men of Antwerp sent their famous fire-ships to open up a passage for the Zeelander allies.
Antwerp - Part 3
He is bound to reflect upon the vast changes that Antwerp, above all other Continental cities, has experienced in the last quarter-century.
Finishes For Natural Wood Furniture
It may signify wood in its natural state and color, as in the case of natural finished floors, or may be used to distinguish a stained from a painted finish.
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