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Posted By: GUEST,CrazyEddie
09-Jul-08 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyric explanation-'cran' in Fisher's 'Final Trawl'
Subject: RE: Lyric explanation
From an online dictionary:

"Cran a measure of fish, about 750 herrings, 1797."

See also "The Shoals of Herring"
"With a hundred cran of the silver darlings, that we'd taken from the Shoals of herring"