• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flat-fish a name applied to marine bony fishes that have a flat body, such as the flounder, turbot, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From a Teut. root found in Ice. flatr, flat, Sw. flat, Dan. flad, Old High Ger. flaz.


In literature:

To fish such a place is to lie flat on the stomach and work forward inch by inch through the grass, Indian fashion, until the water is in reach.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
We saw a flat rock, on which one of the great chiefs was said to have rested while his subjects were fishing.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
All you have to do is to go out on that flat rock yonder, and wait till a fish comes and speaks to you.
"Five Mice in a Mouse-trap" by Laura E. Richards
Flounders, plaice, soles, and other kinds of flat fish, are good boiled.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
A small turbot or any flat fish may be done the same way.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
After that on several days we went up to the flat to fish for bonefish.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Take flounders or almost any flat fish that is cheapest at the time you require them.
"Culture and Cooking" by Catherine Owen
The sandy flats of nearby creeks were full of clams and the sea of fish.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
The cod tribe and flat-fishes lay floating eggs of this description.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
He ain't no fish-eatin' flat-face Siwash.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
At that moment, as if to justify his words, a great flat fish flapped out of one of the baskets and fell to the ground.
"King of Camargue" by Jean Aicard
Last of all a flat steel rudder, shaped like a fish's tail, was secured to the bottom of the sack.
"The Man from Archangel" by A. Conan Doyle
Within the enclosure he found small, flat, notched stones, used for sinking fishing-nets.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
The same is true of the fish, especially of the flat-fishes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Fishing vessels with flat red sails seemed to hang undecided just outside the bay.
"Anna of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
In accordance with these views the flat-fishes are placed by G.A.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
For a flounder, or any other flat fish, slit right in the middle of both sides of the fish so as to make four instead of two pieces.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
Some kinds of flat fish may be kept in tanks, but beginners had better have nothing to do with them.
"The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet" by Shirley Hibberd
During this pause the flat-fish was probably saved from direct perjury by the violent hooting of a motor immediately behind them.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
The halibut and most of the flat fish, such as flounders, are plentiful in that vicinity.
"The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen" by B. F. De Costa

In poetry:

The air feels light and cool. The shadows deepen.
Dim stars appear and flicker in the sky.
The boat rocks on the waves. The fish are sleeping.
Stretched on the stern, flat on my back I lie.
"In An Estuary" by Ivan Bunin

In news:

The flats, coastal gulf and night snook fishing were very productive during the week of Sept 10.
Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Over the past couple weeks, Fisheries biologist Tracy Stephens and others with the Wyoming Game and Fish have been electrofishing sections of Flat Creek and the Snake River to collect data on fish species.
Water conversation continues, fresh fish market and HighPoint Flats.
Jackson Hole, Wyo.-So many have been taking advantage of the warm, dry days to float Flat Creek in town and Fish Creek in Wilson.
The relatively flat northern half of the island, Lewis, is home to Stornoway and has supported sheep herding and fishing for hundreds of years.
Environment Boise, Fish and Game Set To Close on Hammer Flat Sale Next Week.
Fish for a flats grand slam on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
SEABURY BLAIR JR Big fish , little fish and flat tires.
Lower Keys flats fishing guides and personal watercraft tour operators have reached an agreement that could resolve decades-long user conflicts between the two groups.
Flounder is a flat, mild fish that is perfect for stuffing.
Flats-fishing success often depends on an angler's posture and poise before the cast.
The most frustrating part of fishing the saltwater flats with a fly rod, especially for someone new to this part of our sport, is the casting.
Sally Fisher caught this gator trout while fishing on the Key Royal flats off Anna Maria Florida on 3/17 2012 using a Gulp shrimp.
Fish Shallow Flats For Huge Seatrout.
Saturday around 11 pm, Christopher Manacci was driving in Auburn Township when he saw a van with a flat tire pulling a fishing boat and just creeping along the side of the road.