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Freshwater fish Abramis brama, distributed across Europe and parts of Asia; a member of the carp family. Bluegill bream is Leponis macrochinus.

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...set on fire and destroyed by breaming. Nevertheless, it was a necessary and frequent operation, and it was not until the introduction of copper sheathing , as well as better docking facilities, that breaming became a thing of the...

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In the early days of sail, the method of cleaning the fouling off a ship's bottom by careening, and then burning off the seaweed, barnacles, etc., which had grown there through long immersion. The ...
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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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... Abramis brama , a fish of the carp family which has a wide distribution in C. and N. Europe. This is the freshwater bream, not closely related to the numerous species of sea bream . The bream has a maximum length of 80 cm (32"), but is generally a little under half that size. It favours stagnant or slow-flowing waters and muddy bottoms. It is counted a good food fish in many European countries. The silver or white bream, Blicca bjoerkna , has an almost similar range but is of much less interest as a food fish. Other freshwater breams are of even less...

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World Encyclopedia

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... Freshwater fish of e and n Europe. Its stocky body is green-brown and silver, and anglers prize it for its tasty flesh. Length: 30–50cm (12–20in); weight: 4–6kg (9–13lb). Family Cyprinidae; species Abramis brama...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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... 1881: 190; Norfolk and Suffolk; Northants and Leics; WR Yorks; Surrey. 1 English: (i) nickname from Middle English brem(e) , brim(me) ‘vigorous, fierce’, earlier ‘famous, noble’. (ii) relationship name from a Middle English form of the Old English personal name Brēme , of the same origin as (i). 2 English: see Braham...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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... Freshwater fish Abramis brama , distributed across Europe and parts of Asia; a member of the carp family. Bluegill bream is Leponis macrochinus...

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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2022
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... US frequency (2010): 674 English: 1 nickname for a fierce or energetic person, from Middle English brem(e) , brim(me) ‘fierce, vigorous’ (from Old English brēme ‘famous, noble’), or from a Middle English form of the Old English personal name Brēme with the same meaning. 2 variant of Braham...

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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...bream mostly of the large family Sparidae, include numerous species which make fine eating. They are particularly abundant in the Mediterranean, where the dentex and gilt-head bream are especially good; and in the W. Atlantic and Caribbean regions ( see porgy ); and have many relations in the warm waters of the Indo-Pacific, where the name bream is applied not only to the family Sparidae but also to members of the families Lethrinidae (some are described under emperors ), and Nemipteridae ( threadfin bream ) and occasionally to a snapper (thus...

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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...bream breamlike fish of the family Nemipteridae, most but not all of whose members have a long filament extending backwards from the tail fin. The species Nemipterus japonicus is a common one in SE Asian waters; its market length is around 20 cm (8") and its body, pink above and yellow below, bears longitudinal stripes. The white tender flesh makes good eating. Two other species well known at Hong Kong are N. virgatus, hung sam (golden thread), a larger fish; and N. bathybius , wong to (yellow belly)....

Bream, Freda

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The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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2006
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..., Freda (pseudonym for Patricia Freda Whale , 1918–96 ), wrote popular murder mysteries set in New Zealand but published in the UK. She began her writing career in middle age, with Chalk Dust and Chewing Gum ( 1970 ) and Whistles for the Postie ( 1972 ), based on personal experience as teacher and postwoman. She then wrote twelve murder novels, all set in New Zealand or Norfolk Island (where she served in World War 2) but none published in New Zealand until a 1996 reprint of her first, Island of Fear ( 1982 ), set on Waiheke Island. Many are held...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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..., threadfin Marine fish, Nemipterus ...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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..., sea Marine fish, members of the family Sparidae . see also pomfret...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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..., Julian Alexander ( b London , 1933 ; d Donhead St Andrew , 2020 ) English guitarist and lutenist . Début Cheltenham 1947 , London 1950 . Ed. and transcr. much early music for both his instrs. Britten , Walton , Henze , and Tippett comp. works for...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Julian Alexander ( 1933–2020 ) British guitarist and lutenist, whose mastery of these instruments did much to popularize them. He was made a CBE in 1985 . Born in London and first taught the guitar by his father, Bream was later a student at the Royal College of Music, although he continued to study the guitar privately, as it was not then taught there. He made his London debut in 1950 and quickly became popular in Britain and on the continent; he made his US debut in 1958 and toured the Far East and Southeast Asia. He began to study the...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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..., Julian Alexander ( 1933 – ) English guitarist and lutenist . He studied at the Royal College of Music ( 1945–48 ). An outstanding classical guitarist, he has had pieces composed for him by, among others, Benjamin Britten and William Walton . He has transcribed lute music for the...

ray’s bream

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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...bream named after the famous English naturalist John Ray ( 1627–1705 ), a deep-bodied fish which does not belong to the same family as the various kinds of sea bream , but which has a general resemblance to them and may be cooked in similar ways. The flesh is delicious. This is a brown-grey fish of relatively deep waters, found in many seas including the central and western parts of the Mediterranean. Of a solitary lifestyle, it is not common in the markets anywhere but seems to be least uncommon in Spain, where its name is japuta . Maximum length 70...

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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...bream Sparus aurata , generally regarded as the finest sea bream in the Mediterranean (where the family of sea bream, Sparidae, is most strongly represented) or indeed anywhere else. Maximum length 70 cm (28"), average market length half of that. This beautiful silvery fish has a golden spot on each cheek and a crescent-shaped golden mark on its brow. In classical times it was sacred to Aphrodite, the goddess of love, either because it is itself hermaphrodite or because of its beauty. The excellence of this species and its ability to thrive in...

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The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

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2014
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... noun a name loosely applied to various marine fish, including bluenose , (young) snapper , and warehou ( see also black bream , ray’s bream ). [transferred use] 1981 wilson NZ Fisherman’s Bible Small snapper, at a certain stage of their development, are known as ‘ bream ’ around...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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... fresh-water fish of genus Abramis . XIV. — OF. bre(s)me (mod. brème) — WGmc. * breχsman- beside * braχsman- (OS. bressemo , OHG. brahsema (G. brachsen , brassen...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • abeam , agleam, beam, blaspheme, bream, cream, deem, deme, downstream, dream, esteem, extreme, gleam, hakim, kilim, meme, midstream, Nîmes, ream, régime, scheme, scream, seam, seem, steam, stream, supreme, team, teem, theme, upstream • cross-beam • hornbeam • moonbeam • sunbeam • academe • morpheme • phoneme • jet stream • airstream • daydream • mainstream • Brylcreem • millstream • slipstream • bloodstream • monotreme • buttercream • raceme • septime • ...

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