Definition of Alewives
1. Noun. (plural of alewife) ¹
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Definition of Alewives
1. alewife [n] - See also: alewife
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Literary usage of Alewives
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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1883)
"iS т .i ., Ol , т Capital invested (vessels, boats, nets, shore-prop- menhaden-fisheries she stands fifth, but her Pounds of products (alewives, shad, ..."
2. The Baxter Manuscripts by James Phinney Baxter (1914)
"John Dillaway A Bill to Prevent the Destruction of alewives in the Town of Warren. Commonwealth of Massachusetts In the year of our Lord one thousand seven ..."
3. A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860 by John Leander Bishop, Edwin Troxell Freedley, Edward Young (1866)
"... and to sell the alewives he takes there at 5s. the thousand."1 A canal called Mill Creek, which originally divided the central part of Boston from the ..."
4. Annals of the Town of Warren: With the Early History of St. George's Broad by Cyrus Eaton (1851)
"When every resource was failing, and the minds of all were filled with anxiety, Providence seemed in pity to hasten the arrival of the alewives, which were ..."
5. The Statutes at Large: Passed in the Several General Assemblies Held in His by Nova Scotia, Richard John Uniacke, Henry H. Cogswell, William Hill, W. B. Bliss, John Whidden, James F. Gray (1835)
"... when and as they shall or may require the same during the fishing Season, such quantity of alewives (if sufficient be taken or caught) as may be ..."
6. Copy of the Old Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass: From 1642 to 1770 by Duxbury (Mass.), George Etheridge, Duxbury (Mass.). Proprietors (1893)
"... and convenient passage opened, so that alewives may inn into the Mill pond, also to keep all persons from catching any of the said fish, on Mondays, ..."
7. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1824 Judge Lincoln always places as many dry alewives before his sheep as ... 1824 It is calculated that 40000 alewives were taken in Plymouth at one haul ..."