silversides

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n silversides the common North American shiner
    • n silversides small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Silversides (Zo√∂l) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family Atherinid√¶, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast (Menidia notata) is very abundant. Called also silverside sand smelt friar tailor, and tinker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n silversides A silverfish, sandsmelt, or atherine; any percesocine fish of the family Atherinidæ, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The most abundant species along the Atlantic coast of the United States is Menidia notata, also called friar, tailor, and tinker, 5 inches long, of a transparent greenish color with silver band. The brook-silversides is a graceful little fresh-water fish. Labidesthes sicculus, 3½ inches long, of ponds and streams from New York and Michigan to the Mississippi valley (see skipjack).
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Usage

In literature:

When are you coming to Silverside?
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
She was Mrs Silverside, the widow of a priest.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
The brook silversides was taken, sometimes abundantly, in all stream systems except the Walnut and Arkansas.
"Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas" by Artie L. Metcalf
How did you leave things down in old Silverside?
"The Delafield Affair" by Florence Finch Kelly
Certainly, Silverside was most excellently situated for the purpose she had in view.
"For the School Colours" by Angela Brazil
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In news:

3519 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 477-1375, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
3501 Silverside Road, No 100, Wilmington, 479-3937.
Hausman Mlive.com One of the personal submarines at the USS Silversides site Saturday morning, Aug 11, 2012.
The display of personal submarines is on at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum on the Muskegon Channel.
Personal submarines on display and in the water Saturday at Muskegon's Silversides Submarine Museum.
The Silverside Church in Wilmington, Del.
The "Honoring Our History" Traveling World War I Exhibition will be in Grand Rapids at the Gerald R Ford Museum on Monday, July 23 and in Muskegon at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum on Wednesday, July 25.
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