Fish kettle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fish kettle a long kettle for boiling fish whole.
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Idioms

Different kettle of fish - If something is a different kettle of fish, it is very different from the other things referenced.
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Kettle of fish - A pretty or fine kettle of fish is a difficult problem or situation.
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Usage

In literature:

Prepare and clean a fish, put into a fish-kettle, and simmer for forty minutes in court-bouillon to cover.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
It's a purty kettle of fish altogether, yer honor.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Here's a fine kettle of fish!
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Meat and fish in generous quantities were cooked in the kettles.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
We shall be having you ill next, and then there'll be a nice kettle of fish.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Wassamo had scarcely noticed it in his care to watch the kettle, and, when the fish were done, he took the kettle off.
"Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian" by Anonymous
He went on with his housekeeping alone, and took the wooden ladle and skimmed the kettle neatly, for the fish were very plump and fat.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
Not a scrap of food was there, and the fish-kettle was scraped bright.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Bob provided an iron pot to cook the fish in, and Jack a frying-pan and tea-kettle.
"The Hoosier School-boy" by Edward Eggleston
Then put the trout in the fish-kettle and place on a strong fire.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
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In news:

New York, for all of its diversity, is also a city of defined communities, like the group of men who, for years, have gathered in the back of the Kettle of Fish in Greenwich Village .
A fine kettle of fish .
I could go hiking in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, swimming, fishing, and boating on the area lakes.
I just spent 4 days with my father in Kettle Falls, we fished every day and watched T.V.
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