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fish

n. a stupid and inept person. (Derogatory.) The guy’s a fish. He can’t do anything right.
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replied the fisherman, 'the fish cannot make an emperor, I am sure, and I should not like to ask him for such a thing.
It rather fascinated me, that trout; it was such a monstrous fish.
You don't see many fish that size about here now, I'm thinking.
It's true," answered the Fisherman; "but since I see that you are a fish, well able to talk and think as I do, I'll treat you with all due respect.
A Marionette fish does not come very often to these seas.
Each string was of the value of thirty fish, or forty fish, but the women, who made a string a day, were given two fish each.
Three men on the fish-trap got more fish than the whole tribe before there was a fish-trap.
In order to convict a man of illegal fishing, it was necessary to catch him in the act with all the evidence of the crime about him--the hooks, the lines, the fish, and the man himself.
Slack water had come, and as we dropped around the end of the Solano Wharf we saw Big Alec at work, running his line and removing the fish.
The others pulled gallantly and swung the boat in - man, fish, and all.
Dan let the after-tackle run, and slid him out of the stern on to the deck amid a torrent of his own fish.
I know how it is when a man of that age begins to collect things, if it's only collecting those rotten little river fish.
Would it stand to reason, that such a fish should live and be catched in this here little pond of water, where it’s hardly deep enough to drown a man, as you’ll find in the wide ocean, where, as every body knows that is, everybody that has followed the seas, whales and grampuses are to be seen, that are as long as one of the pine- trees on yonder mountain?
I am aware that down to the present time, the fish styled Lamatins and Dugongs (Pig-fish and Sow-fish of the Coffins of Nantucket) are included by many naturalists among the whales.
When he thought he had a fish he drew them in with a great deal of trouble.