Definition of Oolachans
1. oolachan [n] - See also: oolachan
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oolachans
oolachans (current term)
Literary usage of Oolachans
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. In the Pathless West with Soldiers, Pioneers, Miners and Savages by Frances Elizabeth Herring (1904)
"(The oolachans have come.) The one canoe left them was pushed out ; a buck at the bow, another in the stern, four others on either side held, as they pushed ..."
2. Sessional Papers by Canada Parliament (1887)
"... as I am informed that no less than fourteen different tribes frequent it in the spring of the year for the purpose of securing oolachans. No. 1. ..."
3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1868)
"... oolachans (a species of herrings), salmon, halibut, cod, have for centuries contributed to the principal food of the inhabitants, ..."
4. A Trip Round the World in 1887-8 by William Sproston Caine (1888)
"The oolachans begin running in March, chiefly on the Nass River, and great numbers of Indians assemble on its banks to wait for them. ..."
5. The Tourist's Northwest by Ruth Kedzie Wood (1916)
"... on the young grass growing just above the high-water mark, or hunting for a small fish called " oolachans, of which there is a run about this time. ..."