Sea perch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea perch (Zoöl) The European bass (Roccus lupus syn. Labrax lupus); -- called also sea dace.
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Usage

In literature:

To complete his strange appearance, Captain Flint sat perched upon his shoulder and gabbling odds and ends of purposeless sea-talk.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I saw a row of villas perched on a headland above the sea.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
Their hotel was perched directly over the sea.
"What Katy Did Next" by Susan Coolidge
Thousands of sea birds wheeled in the eddies of the wind, thousands of ravens perched on the slopes.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
Maggie could see nothing from her perch but the sea, and the opposite cliff upon which Ripon House stood.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
Two or three lights twinkled on the height where Castel Vecchio perched clinging to its rock above the sea.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The Commandant put out a hand to steady her, for her perch was rickety and almost overhung the sea.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
There were plenty of capital places here where a strong-headed person could go and perch and excite no more notice than a sea-bird.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
It was indeed, I saw, a species of sea-perch, from the large spines on its back.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
By ten o'clock there were six dozen perch in the basket, besides three handsome tautog and half a dozen sea flounders.
"Little By Little" by William Taylor Adams
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In poetry:

High on the lichened ledges, like
    A lonely sea-fowl on its perch,
Blown by the cold sea winds, it stands,
    Old Gosport's quaint forsaken church.
"On Star Island" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The Dinotherium flourished then;
The Pterygotus lashed the seas;
The Rhamphorhynchus prospered when
The Scaphognathus perched in trees;
And every creature, wild and tame,
Rejoiced in some rococo name.
"Extinct Monsters" by Eugene Field

In news:

A great gray owl hunts for rodents while perching on the trees, float plane tails and sheds along the shore of Lake Hood Sea Plane Base on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Anchorage, AK BOB HALLINEN / ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS Buy Photo.
Baked Sea Perch with Lemons.
Pairing Sea Perch and Lamb with a Languedoc.
Pairing Sea Perch and Lamb with a Languedoc .
DAY ONE / You're staying at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, perched on white, sandy Maho Beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Friendly male lab mix found on Perch Street in Holley by the Sea.
A sleepy capital perched by the sea, Oslo is in the midst of an architectural surge.
Content tagged with "MIT Sea Perch ".
Even perched on a rough wooden dock amid a sea of pulp in Woodland, Senator Margaret Chase Smith stood out, with her heels, pearl necklace, and a signature rose pinned to her lapel.
Perched above the Ligurian Sea, these five villages date back to the late medieval period and are still inaccessible by car.
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