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Definition of Sprat borer
Sprat borerSprat Sprat, n. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G.
(a) A small European herring (Clupea sprattus) closely
allied to the common herring and the pilchard; -- called
also garvie. The name is also applied to small herring
of different kinds.
(b) A California surf-fish (Rhacochilus toxotes); -- called
also alfione, and perch.
Sprat borer (Zo["o]l.), the red-throated diver; -- so
called from its fondness for sprats. See Diver.
Sprat loon. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The young of the great northern diver. [Prov. Eng.]
(b) The red-throated diver. See Diver.
Sprat mew (Zo["o]l.), the kittiwake gull.
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