live-bearer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n live-bearer small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
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Usage

In literature:

Stretcher bearers came slowly through Fricourt village with living burdens.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
Fill the goblets, cup-bearer, let not one moment of our lives be wasted!
"An Egyptian Princess, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Then Abigail and Aldington in supplement of each other began to recall the names of men then living whom they characterized as light-bearers.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
In a month he fell ill, and it was thought at the mission to which his bearers brought him that he could not live.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
F. W. Dixon: I find it rather a shy bearer, but the tree is long-lived and very hardy, and it deserves a place in the family orchard.
"The Apple" by Various
Among those who claimed a fresh outpouring of the Spirit Margaret was recognized as a bearer of the living word.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
Olenka had been living for some time at Vodokty, with Anusia and the sword-bearer.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Tree thrifty, upright, early bearer, productive, not long-lived.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
It generates light: it transforms them into living light-bearers.
"Bible Emblems" by Edward E. Seelye
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