snake-fish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snake-fish tropical fishes with large mouths in lizard-like heads; found worldwide
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Usage

In literature:

Perhaps with the high water the fish came up from Snake River, although trout are supposed to live in clear water.
"Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888" by Frances M.A. Roe
Now this lake swarmed with gigantic fish and poisonous snakes.
"Folklore of the Santal Parganas" by Cecil Henry Bompas
Hares, snakes and fish sleep with their eyes open.
"The Children's Six Minutes" by Bruce S. Wright
A snake pursued by fish.
"A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
They will eat fish, flesh, or fowl, snakes, or vegetables; and, finding the brace of birds, had commenced devouring them.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
Snake-hunting has given way to trout-fishing.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
He sorter fear'd er snakes, but he feel 'roun' en he feel 'roun', yit he ain't feel no fish.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Thus it is that snake and fish dreams are accounted for.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
He sorter fear'd er snakes, but he feel 'roun' en he feel 'roun', yit he aint feel no fish.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
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In poetry:

He asks no questions of the snake,
Nor plumbs the phosphorescent gloom
Where lidless fishes, broad awake,
Swim staring at a nightmare doom.
"Cold-Blooded Creatures" by Elinor Wylie
Your herdsmen dream;--fish take the place
Of men; on banners falcons fly,
Displacing snakes and tortoises.
The augur tells his prophecy:--
"The first betoken plenteous years; the change
Of banners shows of homes a widening range."
"The Condition Of King Seuen's Flocks" by Confucius

In news:

Only 50 years ago, the snake-like fish accounted for half of the biomass of Lake Ontario.
Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Over the past couple weeks, Fisheries biologist Tracy Stephens and others with the Wyoming Game and Fish have been electrofishing sections of Flat Creek and the Snake River to collect data on fish species.
The Idaho Falls Arts Council would like to catch whoever took a bench shaped like a fishing lure that was part of a public art project along the Snake River.
Rachel Figueroa-Levin has a dog, three cats, five fish, a snake, a turtle, a parakeet, a gecko ("like the Geico lizard," she explained) and two sugar gliders (picture little flying opossums).
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that Spring chinook fishing on the Snake River has closed.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the victim kept several pets, including cats, fish, turtles, lizards and snakes.
The schedule includes close-up encounters with live fish, crabs , turtles and a gopher snake, nature walks, and nature-themed crafts for the kids.
Alligators, birds, fish and snakes.
It's that time of the year, when steelhead fishing brings people from all walks of life to the Clearwater and Snake Rivers.
In recent years scientists have developed robotic versions of fish, snakes, and even cheetahs that not only look like their biological counterparts, but swim, slither, or run like them, too.
Enjoy convenient access to Snake River, Malheur County Fair and world-class fishing while staying at this Ontario , Oregon hotel.
The pond is home to fish, snakes, turtles and very loud bullfrogs.
The Martin Access Area for the Snake River near Parma will be closed most of October for a major renovation, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced.
Our resident country vet, Dr Robert Sharp, answers the most pressing questions about your fish, snakes, turtles, and more.
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