[ UK /kˈæplɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈkæpɫɪn/ ]
  1. very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes
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  • Whether or not there is an increase in that region remains to be seen, but Rideout said caplin stocks offshore and in the Gulf are, essentially, unrelated in terms of granting quotas. Archive 2006-02-01
  • “In talking to officials at DFO Department of Fisheries and Oceans, there''s very little scientific data collected in recent years to indicate there should be an increase in caplin quota. February 2006
  • Early in the season, directly the ice breaks up, a little fish called the caplin, which is about the size of a smelt, runs inshore in great schools of countless millions, to spawn. The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador A Boy's Life of Wilfred T. Grenfell
  • The injury was diagnosed as a distal fibular fracture of the leg, according to Brewers trainer Roger Caplinger. National League – Major League Baseball - Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati
  • In the wake of a wreck at Caplin Bay, a number of cases labeled "catsup" were washed up on the beach. Gutenber-e Help Page
  • Now builders Caplin Developments want to put up 12 three-storey town houses with parking and gardens.
  • Still, this was hard physical labor, and sometimes unpleasant by current standards: spreading cods heads between the transplanted cabbages, for example, or stable manure and caplin on potatoes as the men followed behind, trenching and covering the fertilized seeds or plants with soil, were hardly tasks for those fastidious in nature. Gutenber-e Help Page
  • Power was one of several "strolling priests" whom O Donel had tried to dislodge from the newly established Catholic mission in Newfoundland. 101 Power had removed himself to Caplin Bay, where he proceeded to stir up the district by charging that O Donel was favoring Munster priests over Leinster candidates in his recruiting for the mission. Gutenber-e Help Page
  • Hearn charges the province is living in a dictatorship, and that collectively the provincial cabinet doesn't have the "guts of a caplin" for kowtowing to the premier. Archive 2008-09-01
  • The report showed that several members of the current government - including Premier Danny Williams and Rideout, along with Trevor Taylor, Loyola Hearn, Bill Matthews, Norm Doyle, Roger Grimes, and others  - had signed off on a recommendation in the report to place a moratorium on the commercial caplin fishery. February 2006
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