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Gudgeon   /gˈədʒən/   Listen

Small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker.  Synonym: goby.
Small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers.  Synonym: Gobio gobio.

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"Gudgeon" Quotes from Famous Books

... to prevent the escape of steam, while not so close as to set up excessive friction, a packing behind the piston is not needed; but should serious leakage be anticipated, a packing of thick felt or cloth, held up by a washer and nuts on the gudgeon G, will make things secure. Similarly for the built-up piston valve P may be substituted a piece of close-fitting brass rod with diameter reduced, except at the ends, by filing or turning, to allow the passage ...
— Things To Make • Archibald Williams

Words linked to "Gudgeon" :   mudspringer, gudgeon pin, Gobio, family Gobiidae, percoid fish, goby, Gobiidae, percoid, cyprinid, genus Gobio, mudskipper, percoidean, cyprinid fish

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