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 for rockfish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garrupa \Gar*ru"pa\, n. [Prob. fr. Pg. garupa crupper. Cf.
     Grouper the fish.] (Zool.)
     One of several species of California market fishes, of the
     genus Sebastichthys; -- called also rockfish. See
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Log \Log\, n. [Icel. l[=a]g a felled tree, log; akin to E. lie.
     See Lie to lie prostrate.]
     1. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing
        or sawing.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. [Prob. the same word as in sense 1; cf. LG. log, lock,
        Dan. log, Sw. logg.] (Naut.) An apparatus for measuring
        the rate of a ship's motion through the water.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: The common log consists of the log-chip, or logship,
           often exclusively called the log, and the log line, the
           former being commonly a thin wooden quadrant of five or
           six inches radius, loaded with lead on the arc to make
           it float with the point up. It is attached to the log
           line by cords from each corner. This line is divided
           into equal spaces, called knots, each bearing the same
           proportion to a mile that half a minute does to an
           hour. The line is wound on a reel which is so held as
           to let it run off freely. When the log is thrown, the
           log-chip is kept by the water from being drawn forward,
           and the speed of the ship is shown by the number of
           knots run out in half a minute. There are improved
           logs, consisting of a piece of mechanism which, being
           towed astern, shows the distance actually gone through
           by the ship, by means of the revolutions of a fly,
           which are registered on a dial plate.
           [1913 Webster]
     3. Hence: The record of the rate of speed of a ship or
        airplane, and of the course of its progress for the
        duration of a voyage; also, the full nautical record of a
        ship's cruise or voyage; a log slate; a log book.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     4. Hence, generally: A record and tabulated statement of the
        person(s) operating, operations performed, resources
        consumed, and the work done by any machine, device, or
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     5. (Mining) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting
        rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
        [1913 Webster]
     6. (computers) A record of activities performed within a
        program, or changes in a database or file on a computer,
        and typically kept as a file in the computer.
     Log board (Naut.), a board consisting of two parts shutting
        together like a book, with columns in which are entered
        the direction of the wind, course of the ship, etc.,
        during each hour of the day and night. These entries are
        transferred to the log book. A folding slate is now used
     Log book, or Logbook (Naut.),
        (a) a book in which is entered the daily progress of a
            ship at sea, as indicated by the log, with notes on
            the weather and incidents of the voyage; the contents
            of the log board.
        (b) a book in which a log[4] is recorded.
     Log cabin, Log house, a cabin or house made of logs.
     Log canoe, a canoe made by shaping and hollowing out a
        single log; a dugout canoe.
     Log glass (Naut.), a small sandglass used to time the
        running out of the log line.
     Log line (Naut.), a line or cord about a hundred and fifty
        fathoms long, fastened to the log-chip. See Note under 2d
        Log, n., 2.
     Log perch (Zool.), an ethiostomoid fish, or darter
        ({Percina caprodes); -- called also hogfish and
     Log reel (Naut.), the reel on which the log line is wound.
     Log slate. (Naut.) See Log board (above).
     Rough log (Naut.), a first draught of a record of the
        cruise or voyage.
     Smooth log (Naut.), a clean copy of the rough log. In the
        case of naval vessels this copy is forwarded to the proper
        officer of the government.
     To heave the log (Naut.), to cast the log-chip into the
        water; also, the whole process of ascertaining a vessel's
        speed by the log.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rockfish \Rock"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of several California scorpaenoid food fishes of
         the genus Sebastichthys, as the red rockfish
         ({Sebastichthys ruber). They are among the most
         important of California market fishes. Called also rock
         cod, and garrupa.
     (b) The striped bass. See Bass.
     (c) Any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda
         groupers of the genus Epinephelus.
     (d) An American fresh-water darter; the log perch.
         [1913 Webster]
     Note: The term is locally applied to various other fishes.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish
           caught among rocks
      2: marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts
         of Europe and America
      3: marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes;
         migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus
         Morone [syn: striped bass, striper, Roccus saxatilis,

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Rockfish, NC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    2353
     Housing Units (2000): 893
     Land area (2000):     5.007130 sq. miles (12.968406 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.003287 sq. miles (0.008513 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    5.010417 sq. miles (12.976919 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            57200
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             34.991167 N, 79.066654 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Rockfish, NC

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