Doctor fish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Doctor fish (Zoöl) any fish of the genus Acanthurus; the surgeon fish; -- so called from a sharp lancetlike spine on each side of the tail. Also called barber fish. See Surgeon fish.
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Usage

In literature:

And the fishes asked the parrot if this was Doctor Dolittle's ship.
"The Story of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
I gladly accepted the offer; as did the doctor, who was curious to see the mode of fishing adopted by those sons of the desert.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
Doctor, you're as mute as a fish.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
I found that my friend, "Doctor John," strange to relate of a fisherman, had not exaggerated the merits of the fishing.
"Elsket" by Thomas Nelson Page
Doctor said it never caught fish at all, and never dived down into the water.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
The pretended doctor cures a king's daughter by making her laugh so hard that she dislodges a fish-bone that had stuck in her throat.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
The Doctor was provokingly sceptical about the size of the fish.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
FISHING IN DOCTOR'S LAKE.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
I have too much of it myself, and the material down in that fish-house would puzzle even a doctor of divinity.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
But I'm all right now, doctor; and where's the fish?
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

CHICAGO (AP) A suburban Chicago man accused of posing as a doctor to buy vials of deadly puffer fish toxin was charged Tuesday with planning to use the poison to kill his wife and collect $20 million in life insurance.
Despite the common myth that urination can alleviate a jelly fish sting, doctors say doing so can make the sting worse.
What to tell your doctor when you or your loved one feels a fish flopping, thunder rumbling, or drums pounding in your chest.
Spa uses 'doctor fish' to rid clients of scaly skin — but do they polish.
Garra rufa fish perform an exfoliation treatment at the Doctor Fish Magnifique salon.
On the Healthbeat, Doctor Barry Ramo talks about one of the most popular supplements Fish Oil .
A doctor told his desperate parents about fish oil for traumatic brain injuries.
My triglycerides are high, and my doctor recommends that I take fish oil capsules.
On the Healthbeat, Doctor Barry Ramo talks about one of the most popular supplements Fish Oil.
9807 Post-doctoral position in fish ecology KS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit PhD .
Fish like salmon are rich in polyunsaturated fats, which should replace saturated fats in our diets, two doctors said.
Doctors in Miami have successfully removed a three-foot spear that penetrated a teenager's skull during a fishing accident.
Doctor Vanishes on "Fly Fishing" Trip.
After the fish loses her tail to injury, young Sawyer (Nathan Gamble) joins forces with a marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.) and a prosthetics doctor (Morgan Freeman) to save her life.
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