fish gorge
an old piece of fishing gear comprising a short piece of wood, bone, horn, flint or metal, variously shaped, but having sharp ends, usually a central attachment for the line, and embedded in bait. When the fish swims away, having swallowed the baited gorge, it lodges crosswise in the throat. Variants have line attached at one end and the other end pointed, a cross-shape that spreads open when the line is pulled, and the spring-gorge or spring-angle, q.v

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Gorge — Gorge, n. [F. gorge, LL. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. L. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, g[.r] to devour. Cf. {Gorget}.] 1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gorge — 1) an old piece of fishing gear comprising a short piece of wood, bone, horn, flint or metal, variously shaped, but having sharp ends, usually a central attachment for the line, and embedded in bait. When the fish swims away, having swallowed the …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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