Silver-fish

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Silver-fish a name given to the atherine, to artificially bred gold-fish, the sand-smelt, the tarpon: any species of Lepisma, a thysanurous insect—also Bristletail, Walking-fish, Silver-moth, Shiner, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. silfer, seolfor; Ice. silfr, Ger. silber.

Usage

In literature:

Why, he's gasping like a gold and silver fish!
"The Cricket on the Hearth" by Charles Dickens
In the stone basin of the fountain were pretty gold and silver fish.
"The Gap in the Fence" by Frederica J. Turle
Fish should be eaten with silver knife and fork.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
There was no silver and no currency except large bills on the Koyukuk, and we should need money in small sums to buy fish with.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
All silver that comes to their net is considered good fish.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
By and by we got a glimpse of a flash of silver, and it was an undoubted fish.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
By now the whine had become a shrill roar and the thing in the air had become a silver-pink fish shape.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
No sooner had he arrived there than he began to fish, using a line of silver and a hook of gold.
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
Instead she changed into a beautiful silver fish that swam about in the stream or hid under a grassy bank.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
This fish, the exclusive property of Russia, is, in times of scarcity, worth its weight in silver.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
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In poetry:

Now let him rest,
Toil-worn hands on nerveless breast.
Fish come into the silver bays,
And red suns go to the west.
" The Dead Fisherman" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
What is your wish,
Your heart's wish?
Is it for home on the hills?
Strip off the fish,
The silver fish,
Caught by their rosy gills.
"At The Gill-Nets" by Duncan Campbell Scott
I said "Ahoy!" and he said "Ahoy"!
and I asked how the fish were biting;
And what are you trying to catch my boy,
Bream, silver and red - or Whiting?"
"Stars In The Sea" by Roderic Quinn
Swift with the dawn she rises, quick and cold,
Rattling the pebbles with her silver shoon,
Chasing a thousand fish of instant gold,
And racing into noon.
"The River" by Leon Gellert
Or is it of the Virgin's silver beauty,
All fish below the thighs?
She in her left hand bears a leafy quince;
When, with her right hand she crooks a finger, smiling,
How many the King hold back?
Royally then he barters life for love.
"To Juan At The Winter Solstice" by Robert Graves
In dock and pond and basin so close the keels should lie
Their hulls should hide the water, their masts make dark the sky,
And through their tangled rigging the netted stars should gleam
Like gold and silver fishes from some celestial stream.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Boats fishing in the 75th Annual Silver Sailfish Derby catch and release an amazing 659 sailfish during the first day of the event PHOTOS.
ASK for snappers in a fish market and chances are the clerk will bring out silver-pink red snappers from Southern waters.
Kids angle for the best catch at Silver Lake fish-in.
After all what fish can refuse being fed from a silver spoon .
The Silver Fish Poem by Shawn Pittard.
I killed a great silver fish.
This 100-plus pound silver king tarpon was hooked by Bonita Springs Realtor Jim Gilboy during a weekend fishing trip in Chokoloskee.
Orvis recently introduced two hot new fly fishing products, the all new Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders and a line of Helios 2 fly rods and outfits.
I have read recently that the Kenai River Sport Fishing Association sponsoring the Kenai River Classic has been moved from July to August to target Silver Salmon.
But the big halibut are just starting to show up, the late-run silvers are still out in the ocean and the best of the trout fishing is ahead.
Anglers are catching silvers in Valdez, but this year anglers are having to prospect and fish a little out of the box.
The genetic material was from silver carp, one of two Asian species threatening to enter the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could out-compete native fish for food.
SILVERS AND STEELHEAD are the main fishing attractions on the North Olympic Peninsula right now.
Silver Lake sustains large fish kill due to heat.
Intense heat and low oxygen levels are the likely causes of a large fish kill that closed down Silver Lake in the city of Dover earlier this week.
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