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Dab (Pleuronectes limanda), one of the commonest of the Flat-fish (q.v.), found on all the Northern coasts of Europe. It is rarely more than a foot long; the general hue of the upper surface is light brown with dark spots. It frequents smooth, sandy bays and feeds on small marine animals. The flesh is better flavoured than that of the plaice or flounder. P. microcephalus, the Smear, Lemon, or Smooth Dab, ranging to Scandinavia and Iceland, is rather larger, and is also valued for the table.

“If we would hold the true course in love, our first step must be to turn our eyes not to man, the sight of whom might oftener produce hatred than love, but to God, who requires that the love which we bear to him be diffused among all mankind, so that our fundamental principle must ever be, Let a man be what he may, he is still to be loved because God is loved.”
–Calvin, Institutes