king of the herring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n king of the herring thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
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Usage

In literature:

But I have not yet told how the latter, the king of the herring race, does act.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
He was the only purple herring in all the great lakes, and was practically the King of the Herrings, and was respected as such.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo
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In news:

Benjamin Britten's comedy Albert Herring takes place in the English countryside where meek mama's boy Albert (tenor Alek Shrader) reluctantly becomes his village's first May King when no maidens of sufficient virtue can be found.
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