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BLEAK, or BLICK (Alburnus lucidus)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 56 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BLEAK, or BLICK (Alburnus lucidus), a small fish of the Cyprinid family, allied to the bream and the minnow, but with a more elongate body, resembling a sardine. It is found in European streams, and is caught by anglers, being also a favourite in aquariums. The well-known and important industry of " Essence Orientate " and artificial pearls, carried on in France and Germany with the crystalline silvery colouring matter of the bleak, was introduced from China about the middle of the 17th century.
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