herring


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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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Gently the Badgers trotted to the shore The sandy shore that fringed the bay: Each in his mouth a living Herring bore-- Those aged ones waxed gay: Clear rang their voices through the ocean's roar,
Sit down here, friend, and partake of this herring.
The milk you shall have and the bread also, friend, together with the herring, but you must hold the scales between us.
If a pack can track a trailed herring across a shire, how far can a specially-trained hound follow so pungent a smell as this?
But this boy could do it--seventy feet I know he cleared in one dive from the rigging--clenched hands on chest, head thrown back, sailing more like a bird, upward and out, and out and down, body flat on the air so that if it struck the surface in that position it would be split in half like a herring.
The herring schooled and the fishing village woke to life.
Each boy had a quarter of a loaf of bread and pat of butter, and as much tea as he pleased; and there was scarcely one who didn't add to this some further luxury, such as baked potatoes, a herring, sprats, or something of the sort.
Hindley,' I answered; 'it has been cutting red herrings.
In this way, too, she used to catch herrings on Tuesdays and Fridays--when everybody on the boat ate fish to make the beef last longer.
Something like a miracle was wrought in our favor, for enormous shoals of herrings were discovered to have wandered five hundred miles through the windings of the impetuous Susquehanna, and the lake was alive with their numbers.
The bags lay packed close as herrings in the long grey underbodies which our G.
They slashed down on us like a knife; simply ripped the after gas-chambers like gutting herrings, crumpled up the engines and screw.
Mamma," said Rosamond, "when Fred comes down I wish you would not let him have red herrings.
The men went into the dining-room and went up to a table, laid with six sorts of spirits and as many kinds of cheese, some with little silver spades and some without, caviar, herrings, preserves of various kinds, and plates with slices of French bread.
He asked this member of the fraternity (who had two red herrings in his hand, and a loaf and a blacking brush under his arm), where was the nearest place to get a cup of coffee at.