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Tuna  n.  (Bot.) The Opuntia Tuna. See Prickly pear, under Prickly.

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"Tuna" Quotes from Famous Books

... know the coast for one thing," she began. "That's a whole lot around here. It's a treacherous shore-line and a man who doesn't know it can lose a boat mighty easy. Then, I have ten new boats, just the kind you have to have for albacore and tuna. As a general rule you've got to go way out to sea to get them. Sometimes as far as Diablo. And that means trouble. If you've ever been out to that God-forsaken island you'll understand that it takes real men ...
— El Diablo • Brayton Norton

... better able to hold off a fish which runs under the boat; I should personally prefer a short, stiff, steel-centred rod such as Hardy's 12ft. Murdoch—a type of rod preferred by the Americans for yellow tail and tuna fishing. This kind of rod is much handier in ...
— Fishing in British Columbia - With a Chapter on Tuna Fishing at Santa Catalina • Thomas Wilson Lambert

... Samoa has a traditional Polynesian economy in which more than 90% of the land is communally owned. Economic activity is strongly linked to the US with which American Samoa conducts most of its commerce. Tuna fishing and tuna processing plants are the backbone of the private sector, with canned tuna the primary export. Transfers from the US Government add substantially to American Samoa's economic well being. Attempts by the government to develop a larger and broader economy are restrained by Samoa's ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... they'll tell you, if you ask 'em, that I'm the man that ketched the biggest tuna that ever come out of that ocean. It took me fourteen hours and forty-five minutes to land him, and during that time he towed me and an eighteen-foot boat, and the fellow I had along for boatman, over forty-four miles—I measured it afterward to ...
— Roughing it De Luxe • Irvin S. Cobb

... 318. OPUNTIA TUNA.—This plant is a native of Mexico and South America generally. It reaches a height of 15 to 20 feet and bears reddish-colored flowers, followed by pear-shaped fleshy fruits 2 or 3 inches long, and of a rich carmine color ...
— Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture • William Saunders

... activity is strongly linked to the US, with which American Samoa conducts the great bulk of its foreign trade. Tuna fishing and tuna processing plants are the backbone of the private sector, with canned tuna the primary export. The tuna canneries and the government are by far the two largest employers. Other economic activities include a slowly developing tourist industry. Transfers ...
— The 1997 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... GAME FISHING, by Charles F. Holder. Mr. Holder covers the whole field of his subject devoting a chapter each to such fish as the tuna, the tarpon, amberjack, the sail fish, the yellow-tail, the king fish, the barracuda, the sea bass and the small game fishes of Florida, Porto Rico, the Pacific Coast, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The habits and habitats of the fish are described, together with ...
— Taxidermy • Leon Luther Pray

Words linked to "Tuna" :   bluefin, tuna fish salad, tuna oil, saltwater fish, genus Thunnus, scombroid fish, food fish, prickly pear, scombroid, Anguilla sucklandii, eel, tunny, Thunnus alalunga, Thunnus thynnus, long-fin tunny, Thunnus albacares, Thunnus, yellowfin tuna, horse mackerel, yellowfin, bluefin tuna, skipjack tuna, albacore, bonito, prickly pear cactus, tuna salad

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