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poach

damage caused to sodden pasture by the hooves of cattle and sheep. In clay soils and when the ground is sufficiently wet the damage caused by a heavy stocking rate of sheep may be very high. Said also of the take-off in front of a jump in an equitation course or a race. Called also pugging.
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Diag: 4: The best place to poach is when the serve lands in the center of the court.
As Stephen Poach, a Texas fisheries biologist, put it: ``Most anglers around here no longer raise an eyebrow at a 13-pounder.
To answer concerns about potentially detrimental use of live shiners in the 4- to 9-inch range, Durocher and Poach assigned eight anglers to catch 30 bass apiece on each of two summer weekend trips to a 49-acre private lake.
Poach said the popular Carolina-rigged plastic worm rig - which involves a lead weight attached to a free-floating leader that holds the hooked lure - proved most fatal because anglers could not feel a pickup in time to set the hook in the mouth.
Because of that anchoring weight, the fish would swallow the plastic worm before the angler knew it was there,'' Poach said.
It is the first mechanical deer used by Region 5 - which covers Southern California and the Eastern Sierra - to help nab those who are predisposed to poach deer or break state hunting and shooting laws.
Add fish and poach at a bare simmer 12 to 15 minutes.