Scarlet fish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scarlet fish (Zoöl) the telescope fish; -- so called from its red color. See under Telescope.
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Usage

In literature:

What pretty little fish they are, with their scarlet throats!
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
It was his custom to fish with a golden net, drawn by silken cords of purple and scarlet.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
He began to toss bread crumbs to the scarlet fish, laughing to himself in an ugly way.
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
Fishes, orange, blue and scarlet; corals, seaweeds of every colour, creatures of every form and shape, whose names no white man knew.
"The Red Book of Heroes" by Leonora Blanche Lang
London hath scarlet, and Bristowe pleasaunt red, Fen lands hath fishes, in other place is lead.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
He used to fish with a golden net, which was drawn by silken cords of a rich scarlet color.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott
A shoal of scarlet and green parrot-fish pursue a tribe striped with blue and orange.
"Through the Malay Archipelago" by Emily Richings
It was to one of these, the "Scarlet Fish," that the bluff Delaware man took his proteges for dinner.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
There was not a sound in the room save the rushing and splashing of the scarlet fish in its crystal bowl.
"The Slayer Of souls" by Robert Chambers
The brook trout is a handsome fish with its brown and olive marbled back, scarlet spots and salmon-colored sides.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
However, it was but a spiny sun-fish with blue and scarlet and yellow gills.
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
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In poetry:

The scarlet shell-fish click and clash
In the blue barrow where they slide;
The horseman, proud of streak and splash,
Creeps homeward from his morning ride.
"Spring Has Come" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Inside, a school of scarlet fish stare dumbly out from their dim tank, and a bubbling glass raceway teeming with prawns runs just below the ceiling.
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