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Synonyms for herring

valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific

commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific

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he cried, "you have eaten my herrings, and I without bite or sup since morning.
Mamma," said Rosamond, "when Fred comes down I wish you would not let him have red herrings.
Both, says I; and let's have a couple of smoked herring by way of variety.
The fish were all quite small, generally about the size of a herring, and of every variety.
Every one knows that by the peculiar cunning of their gills, the finny tribes in general breathe the air which at all times is combined with the element in which they swim, hence, a herring or a cod might live a century, and never once raise its head above the surface.