Cigar fish


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cigar fish (Zoöl) a small fusiform fish (Decapterus punctatus), allied to the mackerel, found in the West Atlantic and on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
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In literature:

I saw a cigar-box, tied with a piece of fishing-line, and four fat canvas-bags.
"The Wrecker" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
I lit a cigar, and, drawing my chair to the window, sought surcease of sorrow in the contemplation of the fish-geranium.
"Urban Sketches" by Bret Harte
Here are drugs, corsets, religion, fish, statuary, cigars and choice meats all in a row.
"Vignettes Of San Francisco" by Almira Bailey
There I used to sit enjoying my cigar, and pulling in little fish at the rate sometimes of a couple a minute.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
He wished he had brought a cigar, and compromised by fishing out a cigarette and lighting it.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Dropping all of his packages, and fishing the cigars from a top vest-pocket, he stalked boldly into the bedroom.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Fish waved his cigar.
"Ravensdene Court" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
That day we subsisted entirely upon shell-fish, and smoked all our cigars.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
He dug down in his pocket and fished out a cigar.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The bedroom, which smelled of sour fish, was very cold, very dirty, and very blue with cigar smoke.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Submarines have been compared to all kinds of things, from a fish to a cigar.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
He fished in a private compartment in his top desk drawer, drew out a cigar and unwrapped it.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I saw a cigar-box, tied with a piece of fishing-line, and four fat canvas bags.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Commander fished into his desk and took out a cigar.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
Then he fished out a long cigar, bit it, and spat.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
That day we subsisted entirely upon shell-fish, and smoked out all our cigars.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 6" by Various

In poetry:

A blimp swims up like a day-moon or tin
Cigar over his rink of fishes.
The prospect is dull as an old etching.
They are unloading three barrels of little crabs.
The pier pilings seem about to collapse
"A Winter Ship" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Fast-growing catalpa, or Cigar Trees, attract a caterpillar that’s good for fishing.
Max Fish hosts its third Bourbon and Cigar Dinner Sept 25, out on the Glastonbury restaurant's patio.