sea robin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea robin American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea robin (Zoöl) Any one of several species of American gurnards of the genus Prionotus. They are excellent food fishes. Called also wingfish. The name is also applied to a European gurnard.
    • Sea robin See under Robin, and Illustration in Appendix.
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Usage

In literature:

The principal rendezvous of the smuggling craft in the North Sea was Robin Hood's Bay.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
Robin and I were soon in the midst of the surging sea of horns.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Robin; few of either party can show clean hands these times; but does yon gallant come from over sea?
"The Buccaneer" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
In the background the sun set in the prescribed manner in a sea of blood over hilltops of a robin's egg blue.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
For half an hour Robin waited for him by a tree in the shadows of a side street leading to the sea.
"Caught by the Turks" by Francis Yeats-Brown
The Sea Robins are a nuisance to fishermen, stealing their bait.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
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In poetry:

He hadna been gane a twelvemonth and a day
When my father brake his arm, and the cow was stown away;
My mother she fell sick--my Jamie was at sea--
And auld Robin Gray came a-courting me.
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley
My father urged me sair--my mother didna speak,
But she looket in my face till my heart was like to break;
They gied him my hand--my heart was in the sea--
And so Robin Gray he was gudeman to me.
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley

In news:

Robin Bernardoni, right, owner of Button UP women's clothing boutique in Palladio and Runway Boutique in El Dorado Hills, and Lindsay Moore, manager of the stores wear blouses from Fifteen Twenty in a spring blue inspired by the sea.
Sea Robins are on the rise in Long Island Sound (themikewang/flickr).
Missy Robbins, executive chef at A Voce , incorporates fish such as sea robin and triggerfish into her experimental tasting menus.
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