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PERCH, measure. The length of sixteen feet and a half: a pole or rod of that length. Forty perches in length and four in breadth make an acre of land.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The perch hot spots included Lake Winnibigoshish, Cut Foot Sioux, Leech Lake, Red Lake, the Madison chain and Lake Geneva.
In addition to the perch and largemouth bass we had seen on the line, the electrofishing brought bowfin, spotted suckers, warmouth, and absolutely gorgeous hand-painted bluegill.
As the perch digestive system is specialised toward animal nutrition, it is not clear whether the fish gains any nutritional benefit from consuming macrophytes.
The key pegs are between Fisheries Bend and the Leven Mouth,where the perch tend to shoal up though it's not clear why, and there are other areas that hold the big stripeys.
Have each student (or pair of students) responsible for a particular 5-m stretch of shoreline, and have them use a meter stick to measure the perch height of dragonflies that land in their areas.
POPULAR MANAGER: The Perch Rock pub ROBUST: Fred Hibberd SKILLED: Joe Hibberd
Not only were Liverpool not top of the perch, the perch had long been pawned.
Univariate Analysis of Variance (ANOVA in SPSS 14.0 for Windows) was used to test differences in total CPUE and the condition factor in the perch and roach between the lakes, taking the lake of origin as a fixed factor in both the analyses and the year of sampling as a random factor in the condition factor analysis.
Although one would expect that most of the perch fillets at local markets are caught locally, the supply of and demand for North American and Eurasian perch determines which species is the most economical to serve.
Two different behaviours to catch insects were observed: 1) hovering at the leaves or inflorescences picking repeatedly on their surface and 2) short flights from perches to catch the insect and return to the perch (this behaviour, used by many birds to catch prey in flight, has been referred to by different names: flycath, sally, or hawk, see Remsen and Robinson 1990 and references therein).
"Chris was gob smacked when he saw the size of the perch and we could scarcely believe our eyes when the dial of our scales reached just over 5lb, within touching distance of the national record."