• WordNet 3.6
    • n pomfret deep-bodied sooty-black pelagic spiny-finned fish of the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific; valued for food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pomfret (Zoöl) One of two or more species of marine food fishes of the genus Stromateus Stromateus niger Stromateus argenteus) native of Southern Europe and Asia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pomfret In the East Indies, a fish of the genus Stromateoides, distinguished from the other stromateoids by the restricted lateral branchial apertures. The white pomfret is S. sinensis, having no distinct free spines before the dorsal and anal fins, and the caudal lobes subequal. It is highly esteemed for its flesh. The gray pomfret is S. cinereus, which has free truncated spines before the dorsal and anal fins, and the lower caudal lobe much longer than the upper; young specimens are called silver pomfrets.
    • n pomfret Loosely, any fish of the family Stromateidæ.
    • n pomfret A bramoid fish, Brama rayi, Ray's seabream or hen-fish.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perhaps corrupt. fr. Pg. pampano, a kind of fish


In literature:

Pomfret is a little two-seater.
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
In the interim Henry visited his father at Pomfret.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
His grandfather, Nathaniel, was one of the earliest settlers of Pomfret, in 1704.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
Pomfret, First, ad'l, 10.51.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
He is done to death at Pomfret.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
His mother was one of them white-livered Lulls, from Pomfret.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
On August 3rd she left Skipton, arriving at Pomfret on the 5th.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Pomfret Center, W. M.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
Ratcliffe put himself in advance of the guard and set out on his way to Pomfret Castle.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee
I can go to Mrs. Pomfret's for my fitting at eleven.
"The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick

In poetry:

From the festival's pomp, and the table's array,
Pale Richard of Bordeaux turned sadly away;
The thought of that time his remembrance appals,
When Famine scowled on him in Pomfret's dark walls.
"The Round Table or, King Arthur's Feast" by Thomas Love Peacock

In news:

John Pomfret , Beijing bureau chief for The Washington Post from 1998-2003, was in Beijing in 1989 on assignment for the AP.
I left home as a Whitesboro NY HS Junior to attend prep/boarding school at Pomfret School in Connecticut.
Pomfret Class of 2008 Boarding School.
2 million Audubon center being built in Pomfret .
Pomfret first selectman board seat sitting vacant.
'Small Works: Artful Treasures' At Celebrations In Pomfret.
Vermont's oldest weekly newspaper, serving Barnard , Bridgewater, Hartland, Killington, Pomfret, Reading, Quechee, West Windsor and Woodstock.
Vermont's oldest weekly newspaper, serving Barnard, Bridgewater , Hartland, Killington, Pomfret, Reading, Quechee, West Windsor and Woodstock.
Dan Ledogar, left, of Pomfret, helped save the life of Sgt Greg Caron, right, in Afghanistan after a roadside bomb exploded, severing Caron's legs at the knees.
Esther Bernice Hughes was born in Pomfret, Connecticut on December 28, 1921.
James Pomfret and Benjamin Kang Lim Reuters.
Jason Szep and James Pomfret Reuters.
The Pomfret Town Board had a busy night on Wednesday.
North Pomfret's Trevor Moore heads to London Games.
Trevor Moore moved to North Pomfret, Vt. As a teenager – and that's where he says he caught the sailing bug.