No one doubts that the flat-fish was evolved from an ordinary fish--the flat-fish is an ordinary fish in its youth--or that natural selection (enemies) killed off the old and transitional types and overlooked (and so favoured) the new.
The fish is another man who carried off Alelu'k's wife.
was the cry of the retailers in the streets of Paris, where this fish became a permanent article of consumption to an extent which can be appreciated from the fact that Saint Louis gave annually nearly seventy thousand herrings to the hospitals, plague-houses, and monasteries.
"Then wait a few hours longer," proposed Dave, "until even raw fish will be a delicacy."
Fish are such liars.
Some fish, very bad rum, a little bread, or rice, such were their provisions.
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."
These man-eating fish are a veritable scourge in the waters they frequent.
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.
This fish was the shark which Fritz had so skilfully shot through the head the night before.
The fish were water made into flesh; the slimy, mucilaginous animals were water in a gelatinous state; the crustaceans and the polypi were water turned to stone.
Fish, as I said, were merely an excuse; and, as he vainly waited for fish, without knowing it, he was learning the rhythm of the stream, and the silence of ferns was entering into his soul, and the calm and patience of meadows were dreamily becoming a part of him.
XXV The fowl from the spit were the Harpies' brood, Which the bard sang near Cremona, With a garnish of bats in their leathern wings imp't; And the fish was--two delicate slices crimp't, Of the whale that swallow'd Jonah.
For his solace and relief, Flat fish are his courtiers chief.
The only fish which bore any price was a john doree, as it is called.
But the fishes were snakes and dragons.
Professor Fish was the superintendent.
The fruit separates into cones, and one chews the inner end like licorice, while, when dried, the kernels can be ground into a brown, sweet flour for cakes, a wholesome, nourishing food, but esteemed only in more barren islands, where fish and cocoanuts are the principal diet.
The tiniest fish were the size of matches.
and in view of a dozen other articles of various dates since, considering that fish is the basis of the alimentation of the Tahitians, that in the Papeete public market, fish has been monopolized with the result that its price has been raised steadily, and a situation created injurious to the working people, the cost of living necessitating a constant increase in salaries, orders that after a date fixed, fish be sold by weight and at the following prices per kilo, according to the kind of fish: 30 cents a kilo 25 cents a kilo 20 cents a kilo 1st category 2d category 3d category Aahi Auhopu Ature Ahuru Au aavere Atoti Anae Ioio Aoa-Ropa Apai Mahimahi Faia Ava Moi Fee Lihi Nato Fai Mu Nape Honu Nanue Orare Inaa Oeo Paere Maere Paaihere Parai Maito Paraha peue Puhi pape Marara Tehu Tohe veri Manini Varo Taou Mao Oura (chevrette) Uhi Mana Paapaa (crabs) Ume Ouma Oura-miti (langouste) Vau Oiri Roi Pahoro Tuhura Patia Puhu miti Pahua Tapio As a kilo is two and a fifth pounds, the ature that Joseph caught by the Quai de Commerce, being in the third category, would cost, under the ukase, less than ten cents a pound.
Fish is the chief item to the Tahitian.
The fish that are stopped from going into the rapid, and dragged back from the curling wave, are usually the smaller ones.
Not more than two moderate-sized fishes to a gallon of water is a safe rule.
FISH.--In the spiritual world fishes are representative forms, 76.
The eagle is the attendant of Vishnu, the bull of Siva, the goose of Brahma, the elephant of Indra, the tiger of Durga, the buffalo of Rama, the rat of Ganesh, the ram of Agni, the peacock of Kartikkeya, the parrot of Kama (the god of love), the fish, the tortoise and boar are incarnations of Vishnu, and the crocodile, cat, dog, crow, many trees, plants, stones, rivers and tanks are sacred."
More fish for one dinner and breakfast would be waste and wanton self-indulgence.
The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is an old coat.
This delicious fish is always a treat to me, but was never more so than on the present occasion.
Another excellent fish for the table is the Pike-Perch, (Lucio-Perca) or Glass-Eyed Pike, from his large, brilliant eyes.
The famous fish once so plenty in Otsego Lake, but now nearly extinct, was a Coregonus, and first cousin to this one of the Great Lakes.
"The Paddle Fish is the spatularia of Shaw and polyodon of Lacepede.
And a beautiful, clean-scaled fish is Porgy,--whose g, by-the-by, as I learned from a funny man in the heterogeneous crowd, is pronounced "hard, as in 'git eowt.'"
To land so heavy a fish would be a signal triumph.
There are entire families, of nearly every class of animals, which in the state of their perfect development exemplify such prophetic relations.... The sauroid fishes of the past geological ages are an example of this kind.
A CORAL GROVE Perhaps you did not know that the fishes in the sea, both large and small, were playful creatures.
He never failed to feed on fish along the way, and the more fish he ate the stronger was the odour of him.
Fish and Shellfish.--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.
For this concerns supplies to Germany, as does also the ordinance passed in the same month that two-thirds of all fish caught in the Lebanon district should be given to the military authorities (these are German), and that every fish weighing over six ounces in the Beirut district should be Korban also.
Fishing for sponges is also a fairly remunerative occupation, which always excites much interest when watched by visitors from other States.
Fishing in the plains of India is, however, rather tame sport at the best of times.
After all, however, his fish were really great curiosities; and when he had exhibited them all over the town, set them out in all lights, praised their perfections, and taken immense pains to conceal his impatience and ill temper, he, at length, contrived to sell them all, and get exactly fourteen shillings for them, and no more.
They then fell to in earnest and after weeks and months of investigation declared that a fish was the most fascinating of studies.
The best-known sea-fish of this sort is the Electric Ray, also called the Cramp Fish or Torpedo (see p. 48).
Sea-fish are the most hunted of all living things.
This little fish is fairly common round our coasts, living in weedy pools by the shore, where it devours any small creature unlucky enough to come near.
The flat fish are Plaice, Turbot, Brill, Halibut, Sole, Dab and Flounder.
The fish are mainly of the round sort found in deep waters, the cod, herring, and mackerel being the most important.
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.
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.
Thus these indefinite variations may be so controlled by the environment during millions of years that the fish at last becomes an elephant or a man.