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fillet

 [fil´et]
1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction during surgery.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.

fil·let

(fil'et), Avoid the mispronunciation fi-lā'.
1. Synonym(s): lemniscus
2. A skein, loop of cord, or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
[Fr. filet, a band]

fillet

(fĭl′ĭt)
n.
1. A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband.
2. also filet (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
a. A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
b. A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting.
3. Architecture
a. A thin flat molding used as separation between or ornamentation for larger moldings.
b. A ridge between the indentations of a fluted column.
4. A narrow decorative line impressed onto the cover of a book.
5. Heraldry A narrow horizontal band placed in the lower fourth area of the chief.
6. Anatomy A loop-shaped band of fibers, such as the lemniscus.
tr.v. fil·leted, fil·leting, fil·lets
1. To bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet.
2. also filet (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′) To slice, bone, or make into fillets.

fil·let

(fil'ĕt)
1. Synonym(s): lemniscus.
2. A skein, loop of cord, or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
[Fr. filet, a band]
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Alan explains that the life of a fish filleter is not easy, but says it can be very rewarding and that people who have been on the 16-week course have enjoyed the experience.
The UK's first mobile fish filleting training facility takes to the road this month with the aim of addressing the nationwide shortage of fish filleters.
She told an employment tribunal she was sworn at and insulted by John McGuinness, whose job was to carry fish for the filleters. She complained but nothing was done.
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In Ibiza yesterday, fish filleter Bruce Stewart, 22, from Peterhead, confessed he stumbled onto a nudist beach by accident - then joined in the fun.
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Andrew Barker, one of the firm's filleters, was also crowned British Fish Craftsman of the Year by the National Federation of Fishmongers.
Andrew Barker, one of the firm's filleters, was crowned British Fish Craftsman of the Year by the National Federation of Fishmongers.
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The rather Godberseque play focuses very tightly on a group of four female Hull fish filleters as they blag their way into the race meeting on Ladies' Day and although there are some fish-out-water moments, the drama and the bittersweet comedy derive almost entirely from the women's various emotional problems and back-stories, which emerge during the race meeting - as they await the result of a bet on the Tote that could change their lives.
My brother Bruce, a gourmet of the highest standards, religiously has made annual pilgrimages to shad restaurants each May, extolling the virtues of the mystically expert filleters along the Connecticut River in the towns of Hadam and Old Lyme - where, for a month each year, shad lovers celebrate their run.