Sea perch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea perch (Zoöl) The European bass (Roccus lupus syn. Labrax lupus); -- called also sea dace.
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Usage

In literature:

To complete his strange appearance, Captain Flint sat perched upon his shoulder and gabbling odds and ends of purposeless sea-talk.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I saw a row of villas perched on a headland above the sea.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
Their hotel was perched directly over the sea.
"What Katy Did Next" by Susan Coolidge
Thousands of sea birds wheeled in the eddies of the wind, thousands of ravens perched on the slopes.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
Maggie could see nothing from her perch but the sea, and the opposite cliff upon which Ripon House stood.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
Two or three lights twinkled on the height where Castel Vecchio perched clinging to its rock above the sea.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The Commandant put out a hand to steady her, for her perch was rickety and almost overhung the sea.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
There were plenty of capital places here where a strong-headed person could go and perch and excite no more notice than a sea-bird.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
It was indeed, I saw, a species of sea-perch, from the large spines on its back.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
By ten o'clock there were six dozen perch in the basket, besides three handsome tautog and half a dozen sea flounders.
"Little By Little" by William Taylor Adams
Once when a Raven was flying over some reefs near the shore of the sea, he was seen by some Sea-birds that were perched on the rocks.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
His single concession to sea-faring attire was a yachting cap several sizes too small, perched on his spreading brown curls.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
And he hauled it up, and it was a mighty sea perch.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
I remember that I was quite conscious of the danger of falling off my perch into the sea and drowning; but I didn't care.
"Harper's Round Table, June 11, 1895" by Various
Opposite the little grove, in a small house perched on a hill, an old sea-captain lived alone.
"A-Birding on a Bronco" by Florence A. Merriam
From this lofty perch a considerable expanse of sea could be swept by the aid of powerful glasses.
"Rounding up the Raider" by Percy F. Westerman
The raging seas o'er the tall woods have broke, Now perch, thou whale, upon the sturdy oak.
"Three Hours after Marriage" by John Gay
Just think of being perched up there, fourteen hundred feet above the sea.
"Irma in Italy" by Helen Leah Reed
Perched upon this lofty cliff, nearly four hundred feet above the sea, the temple commands a wonderful view.
"Vistas in Sicily" by Arthur Stanley Riggs
The view of the city perched upon its terraced hills is very imposing from the bay, and recalls a long ago prospect from the sea at Genoa.
"A Summer's Outing" by Carter H. Harrison
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In poetry:

High on the lichened ledges, like
    A lonely sea-fowl on its perch,
Blown by the cold sea winds, it stands,
    Old Gosport's quaint forsaken church.
"On Star Island" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The Dinotherium flourished then;
The Pterygotus lashed the seas;
The Rhamphorhynchus prospered when
The Scaphognathus perched in trees;
And every creature, wild and tame,
Rejoiced in some rococo name.
"Extinct Monsters" by Eugene Field

In news:

A great gray owl hunts for rodents while perching on the trees, float plane tails and sheds along the shore of Lake Hood Sea Plane Base on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Anchorage, AK BOB HALLINEN / ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS Buy Photo.
Baked Sea Perch with Lemons.
Pairing Sea Perch and Lamb with a Languedoc.
Pairing Sea Perch and Lamb with a Languedoc .
DAY ONE / You're staying at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, perched on white, sandy Maho Beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Friendly male lab mix found on Perch Street in Holley by the Sea.
A sleepy capital perched by the sea, Oslo is in the midst of an architectural surge.
Content tagged with "MIT Sea Perch ".
Even perched on a rough wooden dock amid a sea of pulp in Woodland, Senator Margaret Chase Smith stood out, with her heels, pearl necklace, and a signature rose pinned to her lapel.
Perched above the Ligurian Sea, these five villages date back to the late medieval period and are still inaccessible by car.
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