gudgeon

[ guhj-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF gudgeon
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I checked her from stem to gudgeon and you lay over her like a circus tent.

They were disappointed in finding you no gudgeon to be hooked by such raw methods.

One more specimen of these baits for gudgeon, and we have done.

The teeth find the fat, the shark finds the gudgeon invariably.

"I am not ashamed to say that we were poor once," said Mr. Gudgeon, with a glow of pride.

Why should you work for me for nothing, when I am not willing to do the same thing for Mrs. Gudgeon?

But the gudgeon and the troutling were terrified at the notion of bigger fishes, and made straight for the weeds.

Barbel, roach, club, and gudgeon are plentiful round the Bell Weir; and trout are often taken.

Why must we wait till we go abroad before we think of asking for gudgeon?

A large upright post is placed on a gudgeon, with shafts extending horizontally 15 or 20 feet.

WORD ORIGIN

small freshwater fish, early 15c., from Middle French goujon, from Old French gojon (14c.), from Latin gobionem (nominative gobio), alteration of gobius, from Greek kobios, a kind of fish, of unknown origin. The figurative sense of "a credulous person" (one who will "bite" at "bait") is from 1580s.

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