66 Metaphors for fish

* Bouillabaise The fish used for bouillabaise may be any kind of firm white fish, and for the following recipe, about two pounds are required.

By the time of Edward II., fish had, in England, become a dainty, especially the sturgeon, which was permitted to appear on no table but that of the king.

They then fell to in earnest and after weeks and months of investigation declared that a fish was the most fascinating of studies.

For his solace and relief, Flat fish are his courtiers chief.

Freshwater fish, which was much more abundant in former days than now, was the ordinary food of those who lived on the borders of lakes, ponds, or rivers, or who, at all events, were not so far distant but that they could procure it fresh.

I happened to mention that one of our naturalists, Miller, had been bitten by a piranha, and the man-eating fish at once became the subject of conversation.

Turning to the Vertebrata, the only palaeozoic Elasmobranch Fish of which we have any complete knowledge is the Devonian and Carboniferous Pleuracanthus, which differs no more from existing Sharks than these do from one another.

Now, the pond is the Indian country, the fishes are the Indians, the false treaties and promises of the white men are the lumps of mud," and, turning to the missionaries, he said: "I hope you have come to clear up the water."

Fish were the chief object of the Roman epicures, of which the mullus, the rhombus, and the asellus were the most valued; it is recorded that a mullus (sea barbel), weighing but eight pounds, sold for eight thousand sesterces.

Another excellent fish for the table is the Pike-Perch, (Lucio-Perca) or Glass-Eyed Pike, from his large, brilliant eyes.

The rich may eat flesh in Lent, but the poor may not, albeit fish perhaps be much dearer.

He never failed to feed on fish along the way, and the more fish he ate the stronger was the odour of him.

When these were upset upon the rock, I was confounded to perceive the length and thickness of some of them; and could only conceive that this particular fish must be a very desperate enemy to them, and able successfully to attack monsters of a bulk infinitely greater than its own.

The sweetest fish that swims is the brook trout, weighing from a quarter of a pound down.

This fish is best prepared "scharf."

But the fishes were snakes and dragons.

The glutinous parts about the head lose their delicate flavour, after the fish has been twenty-four hours out of the water.

Sea-fish are the most hunted of all living things.

Perhaps you did not know that the fishes in the sea, both large and small, were playful creatures.

The family Sparidae is that best represented in the Louisiade Archipelago so far as I could judgethree species of Pentapus numerically more than equal all the rest, and the next commonest fish is Diacope octo-lineata.)

FISH.In the spiritual world fishes are representative forms, 76.

The tiniest fish were the size of matches.

'As long as fish and game are your only society, you will become more and more morne and self-absorbed.' 'Really fish were the last things of which I was thinking when you came.

More fish for one dinner and breakfast would be waste and wanton self-indulgence.

The sauroid fishes of the past geological ages are an example of this kind.

66 Metaphors for  fish