fisher

Definitions

  • The Fisher Boy
    The Fisher Boy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fisher large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
    • n fisher someone whose occupation is catching fish
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Additional illustrations & photos:

PHOTOGRAPH BY G. CLYDE FISHER PHOTOGRAPH BY G. CLYDE FISHER
BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a...
Fisher's Steam Carriage Fisher's Steam Carriage
"French Fishers." "French Fishers."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the original "Star Wars: A New Hope", Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, called out the name of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, instead of actually calling out "Leia" in the scene near the end where he gets out of his X-wing after destroying the Death Star. The error was never caught.
    • Fisher (Zoöl) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the “black cat.”
    • Fisher One who fishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The British import Spirograph was introduced in the United States in 1967 by Kenner and has racked up millions of dollars in sales. It was invented by a British electronics engineer, Denys Fisher, who was inspired to create the toy while doing research on a new design for bomb detonators for NATO.
    • n fisher One whose occupation or sport is the catching of fish; a fisherman.
    • n fisher The pekan, wejack, black-cat, or Pennant's marten, Mustela pennanti of Erxleben (1777), M. canadensis of Schreber (1778), the largest North American carnivorous quadruped of the family Mustelidæ and subfamily Mustelinæ with the exception of the wolverene: so called from its habit of catching fish. It is a kind of marten or sable, peculiar to the northern parts of North America, and quite distinct from any other species. The length is 2 or 3 feet, generally about 30 inches, from the nose to the root of the tail, which measures from 14 to 20 inches more. The color is black or blackish, generally darker below than above, lightening by mixture of gray or brown on the upper fore parts and head, and there is no light throat-patch. The ears are low, wide, and semicircular, and the physiognomy is characteristic in comparison with other martens. The pelt is valuable. Also called blackfox.
    • n fisher plural In ornithology, specifically, the Piscatores, Totipalmati, or Steganopodes. E. Blyth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fisher one who fishes, or whose occupation is to catch fish: a North American carnivore—a kind of marten or sable, the pekan or wood-shock
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. fiscere,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fisc; Ger. fisch; Ice. fiskr; L. piscis; Gr. ichthys; Gael. iasg.

Usage

In literature:

At daybreak he rowed up one of the creeks until he found the road between Fort Fisher and Wilmington.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Illustrations by Harrison Fisher.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Erect, with the easy, quick step of a fisher girl?
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
Of course when this remarkable intention became known among the fisher-folk it was derisively condemned by the elders.
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
The fisher-folk have spent a good deal on improving their harbour.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
Only seldom he got news of Christine from some passing postillion or eel-fisher.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Hank Fisher claims his water supply has been lessened by what your paw did, Bud.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
In the earlier muster rolls we find Fisher's name entered as Lodewick Fischer, but later he adopted the English form Lewis Fisher.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
On the south wall are placed the arches from Bishop Fisher's Chantry in the old Chapel.
"St. John's College, Cambridge" by Robert Forsyth Scott
Johnstown people surviving the destruction appear to bewail the death of the Fisher family.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
The beliefs and superstitions of the Fisher Folk would fill many volumes.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
There had always been good-natured rivalry between the fisher-boy and the fisher-girl, and Judith had usually held her own jubilantly.
"Judith Lynn" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
On the following morning the fisher's son again went to the church, determined that he would not go to sleep, whatever happened.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Frontispiece by Harrison Fisher.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
Fisher, Captain W. B., R.N., 116.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
I listened with fear and apprehension a few evenings ago, to Fisher's harrangue to the poor whites of Dry Pond.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
But he paid no attention, and only went on doing all the things that fishers do.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The southerly heights, when I came here, were black with people, fishers waiting on wind and night.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
By this time they had reached Fisher's Landing.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
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In poetry:

The fisher-wives of Salisbury—
The men were all away—
Looked out to see the stranger oar
Upon their waters play.
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Nor knew the step was Destiny's
That rustled in the birchen trees,
As, with their lives forecast,
Fisher and mower passed.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But oft the idle fisher
Sits on the shadowy bank,
And his dreams make marvellous pictures
Where the wizard's lapstone sank.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Their anxious call the fisher heard,
And, glad the meed to win,
His shallop to the shore he steer'd,
And took the flyers in.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
It was Sir John, the fair young Priest,
He strode up off the strand;
But seven fisher maidens he left behind
All dancing hand in hand.
"The Priest's Heart" by Charles Kingsley
I wonder if the old church dreams
    About its parish, and the days
The fisher people came to hear
    The preaching and the songs of praise?
"On Star Island" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

( Scott Fisher, Correspondent / August 15, 2012 ).
David Fisher is so crazy about jumping rope that he has devised a way to make a living doing it.
Science Fiction/Romance Directed by: Terence Fisher ( Horror of Dracula ) Starring: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen, Percy Marmont.
It's part of the Fort Fisher Recreation Area, the only North Carolina state park that allows four-wheel drive access on the beach.
Badger's Riely Mikrut (left) and Lily Fisher celebrate after a win.
OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher giving a leadership charge to AgriPOWER Class IV (photo).
Makeup artist Alan Anderson works on the leg of Rachel Fisher at Denver Fashion Weekend's makeup show at Exdo Event Center.
Marla Jo Fisher Photo Galleries.
FSB 's Anne Fisher helps small-business owners get answers to these questions.
Queller Fisher Washor Fuchs & Kool.
0 Isla Fisher was Conan O'Brien's first guest of the evening.
Hartley Laumer, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012, in Fishers, Ind.
Radius-TWC Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan (from left) star in the comedy "Bachelorette.".
Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan (from left) star in the comedy "Bachelorette.".
This is the kind of chain Mel Fisher used to drape over big investors' shoulders.
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In science:

On the other hand, Balents and Fisher calculated the averaged Green function and obtained the mean localization length from the spatial decay of the Green function .
Random-mass Dirac fermions in an imaginary vector potential: Delocalization transition and localization length
For the random transverse-field Ising spin chain we have extended Fisher’s analytical solution to the off-critical region and calculated the dynamical exponent exactly.
Griffiths-McCoy singularities in random quantum spin chains: Exact results through renormalization
For some one-dimensional models, random transverse-field Ising model (RTIM) and the random XXZ-model , Fisher has obtained analytical solution of the RG equations and in this way many new exact results and new physical insight about the critical behavior of these models have been gained.
Griffiths-McCoy singularities in random quantum spin chains: Exact results through renormalization
We start with the RTIM, extend Fisher’s calculation to the Griffiths phase of the model and present the analytical solution of the RG-equations.
Griffiths-McCoy singularities in random quantum spin chains: Exact results through renormalization
Fisher, Walks, Wal ls, Wetting and Melting, J.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
SLDs commute, where we denote by Vρ (M ) a covariance matrix for a state ρ by a measurement M , the SLD Fisher information matrix for a state ρ by J S ρ .
A Linear Programming Approach to Attainable Cram\'{e}r-Rao type Bounds and Randomness Condition II
Fisher, Random walkers in one-dimensional random environments: exact renormalization group analysis.
Aging properties of Sinai's model of random walk in random environment
On the other hand, Balents and Fisher calculated the averaged Green function and obtained the mean localization length from the spatial decay of the Green function .
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (I): Delocalization Transition and Localization Length
Definition 1.2 For a random variable U with variance σ2 and smooth density f , we consider the score function ρ(u) = f ′ (u)/f (u), the Fisher information J (U ) = Eρ2 (U ), and the standardised Fisher Information Jst (U ) = σ2J (U ) − 1 = E(σρ(U ) + U/σ)2 ≥ 0.
An information-theoretic Central Limit Theorem for finitely susceptible FKG systems
Our calculations provide weaker, and more standard conditions under which the CLT will hold in the sense of convergence of Fisher Information.
An information-theoretic Central Limit Theorem for finitely susceptible FKG systems
On Fisher’s amount of information for location family.
An information-theoretic Central Limit Theorem for finitely susceptible FKG systems
Restricted to T = 0 it correctly matches the one obtained by Balents and Fisher at any N but to lowest order in ǫ = 4 − d.
Functional renormalization group at large N for random manifolds
Nakanishi and Fisher , featuring first-order, critical and tricritical wetting.
Cross-over between first-order and critical wetting at the liquid-vapour interface of n-alkane/methanol mixtures: tricritical wetting and critical prewetting
Fisher (MIT), for providing aerogel samples, and to B.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
Fisher, Yang-Lee Edge Singularities at High Temperatures, Phys.
Critical and Tricritical Hard Objects on Bicolorable Random Lattices: Exact Solutions
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