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american a Comb american shore: stretch of coast from Ramea Islands to Cape Ray and thence up the west coast to Quirpon Island, along which U S vessels formerly held right to take bait; cp FRENCH SHORE.
   1987 REEVES 155 Technically, American fishing vessels possessed the right to fish for their own bait on only one part of the Newfoundland coast, the so-called 'American Shore.'

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