cold fish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cold fish an aloof unemotional person
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Idioms

Cold fish - A cold fish is a person who doesn't show how they feel.
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Usage

In literature:

To souse fish in vinegar to be eaten cold.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It gave me a cold sensation to realize I was hooked to a huge, dangerous fish.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Nobody knows that but us three and that cold-blooded fish, Alston Choate.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
A fish is a very cold-blooded beast.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
The water in those regions was cold, and the fish were amusing themselves elsewhere.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
For cold meat or fish it is excellent, and also for chops.
"Culture and Cooking" by Catherine Owen
Smatt was a cold-blooded fish; he would not hesitate to risk his clerk's skin if a dollar profit were in sight.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
He's a cold fish, you know.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
He was a bald man of fifty, with a cold eye and a cold, fish-like hand.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
Annyhow, a man's got warm blood an' a fish has cold.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Wash the fish thoroughly; lay in a dripping pan, flesh side down; cover with cold water and let soak one hour.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
For boiling, large fish should be placed on the fire in cold water, and small ones in hot water; both are done when the fins pull out easily.
"The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery" by Juliet Corson
Gales and snow and cold cause many deaths on land, and, especially during fishing expeditions, at sea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
The meal usually consisted of fish, cutlets, eggs, cold bread and toast, with tea and coffee.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Moreover, a few years of this cold fishing paralyses their tails.
"The Three Mulla-mulgars" by Walter De La Mare
Cold fish, cold cutlets, dishevelled chicken, half-eaten sweets.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Going quickly to their simple larder, she put before him some cold fish and plantain cakes.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
He was as cold-blooded as a fish.
"The King of Arcadia" by Francis Lynde
Cold meat, lamb chops, oysters, or fish.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Was it green told, was it a pill, was it chased awake, will it sale per, peas are fish, chicken, cold ups, nail poppers, nail pack in hers extra.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
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In poetry:

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
An' it's "Wake up, Johnnie" . . . for the high tide's flowin',
An' off the misty waters a cold wind blowin';
Skipper's come aboard, an' it's time that we were goin',
An' there's fine fish waitin' on the North Sea ground!
"The North Sea Ground" by Cicely Fox Smith
I wonder how they're farin' now, the young folks an' the old,
An' if they think at all o' me, when nights are cold;
An' what's the tale on Market Strand, the news on Fish Strand Quay,
Home along, home along, in the West Countrie!
"Home Along" by Cicely Fox Smith
The town is admirably situated from the cold winter winds,
And the visitors, during their stay there, great comfort finds,
Because there is boating and fishing, and admission free,
Therefore they can enjoy themselves right merrily.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall
What was the end of him? Who shall tell
Whether his fishing fared ill or well?
Whether he sleeps among churchyard graves
Or far from home in the restless waves,
Fathoms deep where the cold seas roll
From Rockall Bank to the rim of the Pole?
"Ex-Voto Breton Church Model" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

A good fishing friend and I braved the strong cold north wind to try a little fishing.
The estimated two million dead fish found floating in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland recently are not another sign of the apocalypse, but were instead probably killed by the cold weather, officials told The Baltimore Sun.
With winter just around the corner, cold front s will impact our weather and our fishing much more often.
In the woods of Michigan, where I grew up and learned how to fish for bass, I always felt challenged by cold-water periods.
Historically, when a strong cold front passes, fishing can be challenging for the next day or so.
Cold water fish vs the summer heat.
The Racquette Valley Fish and Game Club, 233 Cold Brook Drive, will hold a garage sale and flea market Saturday, Nov 10 from 9 am to 4 p.m. To reserve a space contact Mary Long at 262-2947.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium.
Fish Tales Cold fronts make for tough conditions.
Chef Jason Helfer of the Peasant Village Restaurant prepares Strawberry Red Onion Relish, a summer dish to be served cold over most any type of fish, even shrimp.
If it's too cold for a dip, the temperatures may be just right for fishing.
Chef Jason Helfer of the Peasant Village Restaurant prepares Strawberry Red Onion Relish , a summer dish to be served cold over most any type of fish, even shrimp.
Fishing vessels docks at Cold Spring Fish and Supply in Lower Township.
After a cold, snowy, early morning visit to the Kesennuma fish market yesterday—and a quick breakfast including onsen egg and natto—I visited an artisanal sake brewery.
In cold smoking , the fish are brined in a heavy salt solution, then exposed to cool smoke (85 F max) for up to several days, then frozen to kill parasites.
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