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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FISH

He was very glad to earn money in this way, since it seemed he was to have no fish to dispose of.

He caught but two fish, and they were so small that he decided not to offer them for sale.

"I'll take another piece of fish, mother," said Robert, passing his plate.

"I feel as if I should like some fish for breakfast," said Robert one morning, on waking up.

It was rather a heavy tug, for the fish he had caught weighed at least fifty pounds.

He did not like his neighbor, Mr. Fish, any too well but there was no way out.

Fish called on Knife and told him that he did not care for money.

The first thing I am going to do is to catch some fish, if you'll lend me your boat.

It's a pity it wasn't the devil himself instead of his fish!

The waters were full of fish, but they would not take the bait.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fisc, from Proto-Germanic *fiskaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German fisc, Old Norse fiskr, Middle Dutch visc, Dutch vis, German Fisch, Gothic fisks), from PIE *peisk- "fish" (cf. Latin piscis, Irish iasc, and, via Latin, Italian pesce, French poisson, Spanish pez, Welsh pysgodyn, Breton pesk).

Fish story attested from 1819, from the tendency to exaggerate the size of the catch (or the one that got away). Figurative sense of fish out of water first recorded 1610s.

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