bullhead

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bullhead any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
    • n bullhead freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bullhead (Zoöl) A fresh-water fish of many species, of the genus Uranidea, esp. Uranidea gobio of Europe, and Uranidea Richardsoni of the United States; -- called also miller's thumb.
    • Bullhead (Zoöl) A marine fish of the genus Cottus; the sculpin.
    • Bullhead (Zoöl) A small black water insect.
    • Bullhead A stupid fellow; a lubber.
    • Bullhead (Zoöl) In America, several species of Amiurus; -- called also catfish horned pout, and bullpout.
    • Bullhead (Zoöl) The black-bellied plover (Squatarola helvetica); -- called also beetlehead.
    • Bullhead (Zoöl) The golden plover.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bullhead The popular name of certain fishes. In England: Uranidea gobio, a fish about 4 inches long, with head very large and broader than the body. Often also called miller's-thumb. Also locally applied in the United States to allied species of the genus Uranidea.
    • n bullhead A tadpole.
    • n bullhead A small water-insect of a black color.
    • n bullhead The golden plover, Charadrius fulvus.
    • n bullhead A stupid fellow; a lubber.
    • bullhead Same as bull-headed.
    • n bullhead A local name for a river-mussel, Pleurobema æsopus, found in the Mississippi, the shell of which is used in the manufacture of pearl buttons.
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Usage

In literature:

We went to the Bullhead, where he and I sat and drank till 11 at night, and so home on foot.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1660" by Samuel Pepys
I sent Mabruki the Bullheaded to Ali bin Salim, to convey my salaams and express a hope that he had kept his word.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
We used to go fishing along the creek; and ate many a savory mess of bullheads, sunfish and shiners, which I prepared and cooked.
"Vandemark's Folly" by Herbert Quick
That last deal was bullhead luck.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
We allude to the bullhead.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
I'd just as soon have a bullhead snake in the room with me.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
It is just like what we call bullheads up in Pineville.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
The Bullhead and the Beeville Idol.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
I'm trying to pound that into these bullheaded ranchers round here.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
If a telepath were so bullheaded as to get in our way, we'd dispose of him.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
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In news:

Cannerelli / The Post-Standard 2010 Fried bullheads are a spring staple in Central New York.
Owner John Hadyk says he's had bullheads -- a sweet but strongly flavored relative of the catfish -- for a couple of weeks.
Bullhead Offers Belgian Bovine Brawn.
Laughlin and Bullhead City, Ariz.
A loon catches a bullhead while fishing for a meal near Morristown recently.
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. An Arizona taxi cab driver is recovering after a customer slit his throat.
Bullhead City police say they arrested 18-year-old Cody Stedman Watts on Monday.
As the Adelson-backed Freedom's Watch mounts a pro-Petraeus campaign to coincide with the Iraq commander's congressional testimony, some conservatives are grumbling about the group and its bullheaded benefactor.
NINE IN 10 Americans hate Congress on the grounds that its inhabitants are bullheaded, incompetent, etc.
A jury has convicted a Bullhead City man in the 2010 shooting death of another man.
(AP) A jury has convicted a Bullhead City man in the 2010 shooting death of another man.
In my travels in the Chautauqua Watershed, I have seen fragrant white ones and yellow bullhead lilies in the wild and many different pinkish ones in ornamental ponds.
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. Officials on both sides of the Colorado River say the idea of building a second bridge between Bullhead City and Laughlin, Nev. Remains alive despite little to show for years of discussion and debate.
Pauline Virginia Palmer, 88, of Bullhead City, AZ, went home to her Lord, Sunday, Dec 2, 2012.
Bullhead City and Lake Havasu went beyond good engineering to good public relations.
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