cyarlin
1) a line or net that has not caught any fish (from the witch whose spell binds the nets or lines, the spell being broken only when the first fish has been caught) (Scottish dialect). Also spelled kyarlin
2) the first fish caught on a line or in a net (Scottish dialect). Also spelled kyarlin
3) fines imposed on fishermen whose nets or lines catch the fewest fish, the various fines being pooled to provide a feast for the whole crew (Scottish dialect). Also spelled kyarlin

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • kyarlin — 1) a line or net that has not caught any fish (from the witch whose spell binds the nets or lines, the spell being broken only when the first fish has been caught) (Scottish dialect). Also spelled cyarlin 2) the first fish caught on a line or in… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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