Fish fall


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fish fall the tackle depending from the fish davit, used in hauling up the anchor to the gunwale of a ship.
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  • Andre Gide
    “Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.”


In literature:

The rivers are fall of fish, and game of all sorts abound.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
One might as well stand under Niagara Falls and whistle to the little fishes.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
The smaller bird obeyed, and let the fish fall from his claws.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
The eagle turned suddenly, poised himself a moment, and then shot after the falling fish.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
A standing net used in the north to prevent fishes from returning with the falling tide.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He guided fishing parties in summer, hunters in fall and winter.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Every leaf that falls in pond or canal is carefully fished up.
"A Journey in Russia in 1858" by Robert Heywood
There are also fish below Trick Falls.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The fishing began to fail, and they began to fall short of food.
"The True Story Book"
You'll perhaps fall overboard and be eaten by commonplace fishes if you go there.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
I'm under contract to supply Mr. Gregory with fish and I can't fall down like this.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Little fishes, taking these filaments for worms, unsuspectingly approach, and thus fall victims.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Still more amazed was he to see the dangling fish fall between the alder branches to the ground.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Whereby it falls out, that Fishes are seldom found dead in great Lakes.
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
Be very careful that no blacks fall into it; but skim it well, and preserve the beautiful colour of the fish.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
But there's not enough t' do more than keep us in food, with pinchin', till we sells the fish in the fall.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
He was the only one of the Indian lads who dared fish above the falls.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Sometimes the captured fish is adroitly jerked into the air and caught as it falls.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph, Volume 1, Number 2, February, 1897" by anonymous
If the animal should fall into the sea he may become food for fishes, and our atom of nitrogen may form a part of a fish.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
If that one falls in, the other must fish him out.
"A Daughter of the Forest" by Evelyn Raymond

In poetry:

The gulls in the red of morning, the fish-hawk's
rise and fall,
The drift of the fog in moonshine, over the dark
"Marguerite" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As light as the shadow of the fish
that falls through the water,
She came into the large room by the stair,
Yawning a little she came with the sleep still upon her.
"Fish And Shadow" by Ezra Pound
Out spoke the ancient fisherman,--"Now bring me my harpoon!
I'll get into my fishing-boat, and fix the fellow soon."
Down fell that pretty innocent, as falls a snow-white lamb,
Her hair drooped round her pallid cheeks, like sea-weed on a clam.
"The Ballad Of The Oysterman" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The sound of geese as they fly overhead and the leaves falling steadily off of the trees tells me one thing: It's time to start fishing.
Good numbers of fish are being found by anglers from the mouth upstream to Sherars Falls.
The California Department of Fish and Game will host a fall archery clinic for young people who want to learn an outdoor skill and enjoy spending time outdoors.
Variety is the name of the game for late fall fishing.
Still decent fall salmon and steelhead fishing in the Columbia River region.
As typical of the mid-fall season, numbers of bass are being caught but big fish are hard to come by.
Fall weather + fall fishing = exciting fun.
Joan Holt says the US has a trade deficit of $8 billion in imported fish , and less than two percent of this fish is inspected (a job that should fall to the FDA).
I will be in the Great Falls area for about a week or so and am looking to fish the Potomac River.
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Baja-Style Fish Tacos were on the menu for Tasty Tuesday with Cucina Gemelli and Papa Hemi's Hideaway Executive Chef, Lynn Sheehan.
Fall fishing hits high gear .
Fall fishing season in New Jersey and I've had some luck with the small hula popper are their any others you all might suggest.
It used to be that some of the hottest salmon fishing in the fall occurred on the Klamath River.
A toddler's delight turns into a funny, treasured family story when her beloved 'pa' falls into the water – and, literally, goes to sleep with the fish.
LINCOLN, Calif.—Big numbers of salmon are climbing the new Auburn Ravine fish ladder in what a California environmentalist calls a fall spawning godsend.

In science:

The fish swim indifferently in all directions; the drops fall into the vessel beneath; and, in throwing something to your friend, you need throw it no more strongly in one direction than another, the distances being equal; jumping with your feet together, you pass equal spaces in every direction.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning