Bleaks



a European freshwater fish, Alburnus alburnus, having scales with a silvery pigment that is used in the production of artificial pearls.
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An English Garner (4 of 8) Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348 Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348 Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348 Various

adjective
exposed and barren; desolate
cold and raw
offering little hope or excitement; dismal: a bleak future
noun
any slender silvery European cyprinid fish of the genus Alburnus, esp A. lucidus, occurring in slow-flowing rivers
adj.

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