Definition of mackerel:
So saying, he too Oliver aside, told him hurriedly that the men who ere expected to attack them were fishermen belonging to a neighbouring cove, whose mackerel nets had been accidentally cut by his boat some weeks ago, and who were bent on revenge, not believing that the thing had been done by accident.- "Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines", R.M. Ballantyne.
- "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.
- "The Seiners", James B. (James Brendan) Connolly.