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sprat in Fish topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspratsprat /spræt/ noun [countable]  HBFa small fish that is cooked and eaten whole
Examples from the Corpus
spratThis year a mere sprat of a northern lass won my heart playing hers out on a mighty and sonorous trombone.In fact, Knight Gobies will eat anything from flake to lumps of sprat.It is a great shoal of sprats that has assembled in these inshore waters.Once a shoal of respectable dace are attracted in by your feeding, the sprats and minnows will be shouldered out.Yet numerous younger sprats swam with a gang too.