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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Log  glass}  (Naut.),  a  small  sandglass  used  to  time  the 
  running  out  of  the  log  line 
 
  {Log  line}  (Naut.),  a  line  or  cord  about  a  hundred  and  fifty 
  fathoms  long,  fastened  to  the  log-chip.  See  Note  under  2d 
  {Log},  n.,  2. 
 
  {Log  perch}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  ethiostomoid  fish,  or  darter 
  ({Percina  caprodes});  --  called  also  {hogfish}  and 
  {rockfish}. 
 
  {Log  reel}  (Naut.),  the  reel  on  which  the  log  line  is  wound. 
 
 
  {Log  slate}.  (Naut.)  See  {Log  board}  (above). 
 
  {Rough  log}  (Naut.),  a  first  draught  of  a  record  of  the 
  cruise  or  voyage. 
 
  {Smooth  log}  (Naut.),  a  clean  copy  of  the  rough  log  In  the 
  case  of  naval  vessels  this  copy  is  forwarded  to  the  proper 
  officer  of  the  government. 
 
  {To  heave  the  log}  (Naut.),  to  cast  the  log-chip  into  the 
  water;  also  the  whole  process  of  ascertaining  a  vessel's 
  speed  by  the  log 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sailor  \Sail"or\,  n. 
  One  who  follows  the  business  of  navigating  ships  or  other 
  vessels;  one  who  understands  the  practical  management  of 
  ships;  one  of  the  crew  of  a  vessel;  a  mariner;  a  common 
  seaman. 
 
  Syn:  Mariner;  seaman;  seafarer. 
 
  {Sailor's  choice}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  An  excellent  marine  food  fish  ({Diplodus,  or  Lagodon, 
  rhomboides})  of  the  Southern  United  States;  --  called 
  also  {porgy},  {squirrel  fish},  {yellowtail},  and 
  {salt-water  bream}. 
  b  A  species  of  grunt  ({Orthopristis,  or  Pomadasys 
  chrysopterus}),  an  excellent  food  fish  common  on  the 
  southern  coasts  of  the  United  States;  --  called  also 
  {hogfish},  and  {pigfish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pigfish  \Pig"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  one  of  several  species  of  salt-water  grunts;  -- 
  called  also  {hogfish}. 
  b  A  sculpin.  The  name  is  also  applied  locally  to  several 
  other  fishes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hogfish  \Hog"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  large  West  Indian  and  Florida  food  fish 
  ({Lachnol[ae]mus}). 
  b  The  pigfish  or  sailor's  choice. 
  c  An  American  fresh-water  fish;  the  log  perch. 
  d  A  large  red,  spiny-headed,  European  marine  fish 
  ({Scorp[ae]na  scrofa}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hogfish 
  n  1:  large  wrasse  of  western  Atlantic;  head  of  male  resembles  a 
  pig's  snout  [syn:  {hog  snapper},  {Lachnolaimus  maximus}] 
  2:  found  from  Long  Island  southward  [syn:  {pigfish},  {Orthopristis 
  chrysopterus}] 




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