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English citations of gippers

  • 1641, Simon Smith, The Herring-Buſſe Trade: Expreſſed in ſundry Particulars, both for the building of Bußes, making of deepe Sea-Nets, and other appurtenances, alſo the right curing of the Herring for Forreine Vent., §: “When the Nets are haled in with Herrings.”, page 9:
    One man takes the Herrings out of the Well with the Ladnet, and fils the Gippers baskets. ¶ 9 Gippers which cut their throats, and takes out the Guts, and fling the ful Herring into one Basket, and the ſhotten Herring into another.