• WordNet 3.6
    • n chub European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chub (Zoöl) A species to fresh-water fish of the Cyprinidæ or Carp family. The common European species is Leuciscus cephalus; the cheven. In America the name is applied to various fishes of the same family, of the genera Semotilus Squalius Ceratichthys, etc., and locally to several very different fishes, as the tautog black bass, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chub One who is short and plump; a chubby person.
    • n chub A jolt-head or clownish fellow.
    • n chub A name of various fishes The common name in England of the Leuciscus or Squalius cephalus, a fish of the family Cyprinidæ. It has a thick fusiform shape, broad blunt head, 2 rows of pharyngeal teeth, moderate-sized scales, and the dorsal and anal fins have generally each 11 rays. The head and back are greenishgray, grading into silvery on the sides and whitish on the belly. It reaches occasionally a weight of about 5 pounds, is common in European streams, and is a rather popular game-fish, although inferior as food.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chub chub a small fat river-fish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb, a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot, chub


In literature:

I've caught roach and chub many a time, not that they were very big.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
These Gentles are excellent for both Trout and Chub, preserve them the same way as Maggots, and use the same sized hook.
"The Teesdale Angler" by R Lakeland
Don't worry, Chub, you shan't be overworked, I promise you.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
An old name for the chevin or chub.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The Chubby Chubs were next.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Now for the other chub.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Some birds are just awful mischiefs, Chub.
"Policeman Bluejay" by L. Frank Baum
Sometimes he caught perch and dace and chub, and she accepted half, never more.
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
And I 'in bigger than you are, Chub.
"Twinkle and Chubbins" by L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
Anyway, he couldn't urge Chub fast enough to prevent my seeing and hearing what I've told you.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

In poetry:

He laughs by the summer stream
Where the lilies nod and dream,
As through the sheen of water cool and clear
He sees the chub and sunfish cutting sheer.
"The Kingfisher" by Maurice Thompson
But we all fits into places dat no othah ones could fill,
An' we does the things we has to, big er little, good er ill.
John cain't tek de place o' Henry, Su an' Sally ain't alike;
Bass ain't nuthin' like a suckah, chub ain't nuthin' like a pike.
"Accountability" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Mohave tui chub China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station Photo.
Rick Eckert, Chub Frank, Clint Smith and Mark Richards are among the other World of Outlaws Late Model Series personalities who plan to buy theirs this week.
A breakthrough for caulking and adhesive products, flexible chub packaging reduces packaging-material costs and promotes faster filling-line speeds.
DeLoss ' Chub ' Porter.
DeLoss " Chub " Porter, 86, Paulding, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the Gardens of Paulding, Paulding, Ohio.
DeLoss " Chub " Porter, 86, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the Gardens of Paulding, Paulding, Ohio.
DeLoss " Chub " Porter, 86, Paulding, died today, Nov 6, 2012.
His parents had just relocated there from Norman, Oklahoma, where Chub 's father, C.R.
' Chub ' Bellatti, former publisher of Stillwater NewsPress, radio station manager, dies.
Roy Weldon " Chub " Thomas, 83, of Mount Airy, passed away Friday morning, September 21, 2012, at his home, following a lengthy illness.
Biologists believe the main culprit in the chubs ' near demise has been water temperature.
The Humpback Chub is Making a Comeback.
Sturgeon chubs are reported to be present in ~55% of their original mainstem river miles and extant in only 11 of the 30 tributaries to the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers where suitable river habitat exists (USFWS 2001).
The division of three city ward s was discussed and a rough sketch was presented by Mayor Chub Qualls at the Monette City Council meeting held March 23.
Court rules against assessments of how Glen Canyon Dam affects humpback chub fish.