Definition of Gray skate
1. Noun. Common European skate used as food.
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Literary usage of Gray skate
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1. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature ...: With Numerous Notes from the by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"... and on the coasts of Scotland, where it is called blue skate and gray skate. From thence southward as far as Kent, and again westward to Cornwall, ..."
2. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1858)
"The Raid batis called the skate, gray skate, or blue skate, is the most common, weighing sometimes 200 Ib., and is much used for the table. ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Another is the Common Skate, also called the Blue Skate or gray skate (Rula, 6a£i«),which is better than either the Thornback or ..."
4. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"The Common Skate (Rata bâtis), known in Scotland as the gray skate and in the south of England as the Tinker, is plentiful on most parts of the British ..."
5. The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall, in the by Shuttleworth family, John Harland (1858)
"The Baia bâtis called the skate, gray skate, or blue skate, is the most common, weighing sometimes 200 Ib., and is much used for the table. ..."