Bottle fish


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bottle fish (Zoöl) a kind of deep-sea eel (Saccopharynx ampullaceus), remarkable for its baglike gullet, which enables it to swallow fishes two or three times its won size.
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In literature:

So I took the fish and ran as fast as I could, but I sent May back with the bottle, and did the scaling myself.
"Laddie" by Gene Stratton Porter
Still holding his hand, she fished in the depths of a hat-locker and brought forth a pint bottle of champagne.
"The Night-Born" by Jack London
We had soup and fish and an Italian ragout, macaroni, peppers and two bottles of red wine.
"The Veiled Lady" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Then strain it through a sieve, and put it up in small bottles to flavour fish and other sauces.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
The bottle was fished out of the water, and examined on all sides.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The little wide-mouthed, goggled-eyed fishes, which Malay ladies keep in bottles and old kerosine tins, fight like demons.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
When bottled in alcohol for preservation, these fish lose their native colors.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Beside a small lake in Minnesota there lives an old Dutchman who catches fish with empty bottles.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
Fish and reptiles appear somewhat more rarely in connection with high-necked bottles.
"Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley" by William H. Holmes
They have fish in bottles and in ponds in their gardens.
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 8, May 1886, No. 7." by Various
Of fish, rhine wine is served from original bottles cooled to 52 degrees, and poured into long stemmed, light green glasses.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
It is made by taking fish of almost any kind, cutting them into small pieces, and putting in a wide mouthed bottle.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
Before commencing, however, Mr. Wheeler fished forth from a species of locker a square bottle, apparently containing Hollands.
"Nevermore" by Rolf Boldrewood
A tadpole or a fish can no more live in a long-necked bottle than a boy can live in a chimney.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
They are also very clever at making fishing-nets, mats, baskets, lime-bottles, and last, but not least, canoes.
"Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea." by W. D. Pitcairn
The skeleton of a bottle-fish excited a great deal of curiosity.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various
To these were added a certain kind of fish, by name "hume," a bottle of palm-oil, gourd seeds, and ground-nuts.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
Procure a bottle of common fish-glue, or royal glue.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
She gave her the very blackest marks she could fish from the depths of her ink bottle.
"Girls of Highland Hall" by Carolyn Watson Rankin

In poetry:

When August days are hot an' dry,
I won't sit by an' sigh or die,
I 'll get my bottle (on the sly)
And go ahead, and fish, and lie!
"In August" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Foamy tides, like snow-drifts, lingering;
A battalion of plum trees silently blooming;
A bottle of wine
And a fishing line;
Who in this world is my equal?
"Angler" by Li Yu
There was an Old Man of Marseilles,
Whose daughters wore bottle-green veils;
They caught several Fish,
Which they put in a dish,
And sent to their Pa' at Marseilles.
"Limerick:There was an Old Man of Marseilles" by Edward Lear

In news:

While on the Chevy Cast & Blast fishing Louisiana's Lake Calcasieu (just across the Texas line) I captured on video an incredibly beautiful pink albino bottle-nosed dolphin.
Bartenders mix batches of cocktails like this potent Fish House Punch , transfer them into empty wine bottles, then let patrons pour drinks for themselves.
The quick broth made here from shrimp shells adds a distinctly rich flavor, but you can substitute fish stock or three parts bottled clam juice diluted with one part water.
There are cheaper, $35 bottles of Keats Clone Complex, containing fish oil, iron, vitamin C and caffeine, for those wishing to become Keats clones , which he added would help him with crowdsourcing.
Like a tropical fish tank in a bottle, this metallic blue hue changes color as you move.
The logo right on the bottle of Dri Grip says, "Does not repel fish".
After gaining a new appreciation for the art, head to the adjacent shop to admire creations ranging from perfume bottles and fish figurines to vibrant glass fruits.
Fizzy Fish House Punch and the Silly American are the two bottled cocktails at Buckley's Restaurant & Bar, 801 N Cass St Another is in development for autumn.

In science:

Have a large bowl of water with some fish in it; hang up a bottle that empties drop by drop into a wide vessel beneath it.
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