There may be a single caecum (crossopterygians, Ammodytes amongst Teleosts) or there may be nearly two hundred (mackerel).
They were about the shape and size of mackerel, but yellow and green in colour.
At such times the mackerel resemble famished wolves, snapping and crowding for the bait, rather than harmless fishes.
Her "man" was drinking again and the mackerel catch was poor.
By nine o'clock Leopold was fast asleep, for he and Stumpy had arranged to try the mackerel again the next morning.
"Let us try again," said Civil, as he set his creel of mackerel in the boat.
The mackerel brigade have got their new uniforms, and they are not the martial garments it would do to get fat in.
Also, a west-country term for the sand-eel, a capital bait for mackerel.
The mackerel were there in their hundreds—in their thousands.
We continued to catch plenty of mackerel, and also weevers and whitings.
edible fish, c.1300, from Old French maquerel "mackerel" (Modern French maquereau), of unknown origin but apparently identical with Old French maquerel "pimp, procurer, broker, agent, intermediary," a word from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch makelaer "broker," from Old Frisian mek "marriage," from maken "to make"). The connection is obscure, but medieval people had imaginative notions about the erotic habits of beasts. The fish approach the shore in shoals in summertime to spawn. Exclamation holy mackerel is attested from 1876.