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Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • brail — I noun 1. a small net used to draw fish into a boat • Hypernyms: ↑net 2. a small rope (one of several) used to draw a sail in • Hypernyms: ↑rope II verb 1. take in a sail with a brail …   Useful english dictionary

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