Definition of Ground bait

1. Noun. Bait scattered on the water to attract fish.

Generic synonyms: Bait, Decoy, Lure

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground Bait

ground-controlled approach
ground-effect machine
ground-effect vehicle
ground-emplaced mine
ground-service crew
ground almond
ground attack
ground bait (current term)
ground ball
ground ball with eyes
ground bar
ground beef
ground beefs
ground beetle
ground bundles
ground cable
ground cedar
ground cherry
ground clearance
ground clearances

Literary usage of Ground bait

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Composition in Theory and Practice by Henry Seidel Canby, Frederick Erastus Pierce, Henry Noble MacCracken, Alfred Arundel May, Thomas Goddard Wright (1912)
"THE GROUND-BAIT [Chronological Order] IZAAK WALTON You shall take a peck, or a peck and a half, according to the greatness of the stream and deepness of the ..."

2. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1904)
"Your ground thus baited and tackling fitted, leave your bag with the rest of your tackling and ground-bait near the sporting-place all night, ..."

3. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"In all cases they adopted a ground bait, as is still the custom in Egypt, without any float; and though several winged insects are represented in the ..."

4. The Complete Angler: Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, Being a by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1875)
"Thus you having found and fitted for the place and depth thereof, then go home and prepare your ground-bait, which is, next to the fruit of your labours, ..."

5. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Henry William Gore Booth (1895)
"In freshwater rivers ground bait is generally either weighted by an admixture of stones or clay, or else thrown in loose just so far above the spot ..."

6. Fishing by Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, William Senior, Robert Bright Marston, John Popkin Traherne, Henry Ralph Francis, H. S. Hall, Thomas Andrews, William Alleyne Cecil Exeter, George Christopher Davies (1885)
"The ground-bait actually used generally consists of bran and soaked bread ... In river-fish ing, of course, this ground-bait would not answer as the stream ..."

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