fish joint


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fish joint a butt joint formed by bolting fish plates to the sides of two rails or beams
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fish joint a joint formed by a plate or pair of plates fastened upon two meeting beams, plates, etc., at their junction; -- used largely in connecting the rails of railroads.
    • Fish joint See under Fish Miter, etc.
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In literature:

Still, a promise is a promise: so I sighed, and picking up the joint of my fishing rod, clambered up the bank.
"My Lady Caprice" by Jeffrey Farnol
He took his fishing-rod, and put the thinner joints together, and laid them on the bed.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
Then a troop of servants entered bearing smoking joints, cold boars' heads, fish, turkeys, geese, and larded capons.
"Friends, though divided" by G. A. Henty
The best skate sails are made with a jointed frame like a fishing rod so that they may be taken apart and easily carried.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
Hence the five-joint limbs of the latter must have developed from the fins of fish.
"At the Deathbed of Darwinism" by Eberhard Dennert
White fish, tender steak, or juicy joint and cutlet are superior to the oily fish, and kidney, liver, and heart.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Each stick, therefore, has a joint in the middle like that of a fishing-rod.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
Each pole was in two parts, and could be put together like the joints of a fishing rod.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
The tribe also have joint ceremonial fishing excursions.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Did you notice my unusual taciturnity between the fish and the joint?
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
This night, piles of fish disappeared first; and then joint after joint of reindeer venison.
"Feats on the Fiord" by Harriet Martineau
No Nez Perce boy that he had ever heard of had been able to go a-fishing with a joint-rod and a spoon-hook.
"Two Arrows" by William O. Stoddard
They had streamline hulls and tails that embodied universal-jointed double fish-tail rudders.
"Armageddon--2419 A.D." by Philip Francis Nowlan
His birthday brought him not an "arrow rifle," but a light, jointed fishing-rod.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various
He was bearing in one hand a jointed bamboo fish-pole, in the other a full box of tackle and flies.
"Boy Scouts in Glacier Park" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Their fishing-nets are composed of several long, flexible, jointed fingers, thickly beset with sensitive hairs.
"Through a Microscope" by Samuel Wells
Give me that joint of fishing-rod; I'll beat him for stealing raspberry jam.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould

In news:

A fish joint in Durham.
Based on what fans say, fast-food joints could go into the fish bait business.
There are now plenty of so-called Bajan fish-taco joints in town, but where?s a place you can really dash in and get one immediately.
The hatchery was originally developed and operated as a joint venture between Onondaga County and the US Fish and Wildlife Service under a Works Project Administration Grant.
The straightforward fish spot is a swankier alternative to the fast-food joints and chain restaurants that pepper the outdoor mall a block from the AA arena.
A 1995 review of research in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology reported that rheumatoid arthritis patients supplementing with fish oil enjoyed a significant decrease in tender joints and morning stiffness.
) out a new raw fish joint.