He's got all the loaves and fishes he needs.
The Dipnoi show a distinct transition between fishes and amphibia.
Douglas Ogilby, Catalogue of the Fishes of New South Wales, 4to (Sydney, 1886).
There are local variations in the use of "hake" as a name; in America the "silver hake" (Merluccius bilinearis), sometimes called "whiting," and "Pacific hake" (Merluccius productus) are also food -fishes of inferior quality.
As in the analogous swim-bladder of fishes, the gas in the pneumatophore can be secreted or absorbed, whereby the specific gravity of the body can be diminished or increased, so as to cause it to float nearer the surface or at a deeper level.
Often the bones, teeth and scales of fishes are to FIG.
It is preyed upon by the larger predaceous fishes of fresh waters, and owing to its silvery appearance is a favourite bait in pikefishing.
This was split open by a thunderbolt, the old man sacrificing himself to save the lives of those who were inside, and from it there issued the progenitors of the present races of men, beasts, birds, fishes and plants.
2 b) possess slender, curved, hollow mandibles, which are perforated at the tip and at the base, being thus adapted for sucking the juices of victims. Large dyticid larvae often attack small fishes and tadpoles.
As for fishes, all those of W.
Bogdanov, Birds and Mammals of the Black-Earth Region of the Volga Basin (in Russian, Kazan, 1871); Karelin for the southern Urals; Kessler for fishes; Strauch, Die Schlangen des Russ.
"I have an idea," said the Wizard, "that there are fishes in these brooks.
Fishes are not animals, and they are as cold and moist as the vegetables themselves.
The only bait he could find was a bright red blossom from a flower; but he knew fishes are easy to fool if anything bright attracts their attention, so he decided to try the blossom.
"I'm glad we are not fishes!" said another.
"How about the birds and beasts and fishes?" asked Zeb.
But the fishes that swim in our brooks we can see, and often we catch them to eat.
Once a little fish swam too near the surface, and the kitten grabbed it in her mouth and ate it up as quick as a wink; but Dorothy cautioned her to be careful what she ate in this valley of enchantments, and no more fishes were careless enough to swim within reach.
He eats little fishes, and other small animals.
At one o'clock the next day Massasoit "brought two fishes that he had shot," about thrice as big as a bream.
Formerly I had come to this pond adventurously, from time to time, in dark summer nights, with a companion, and, making a fire close to the water's edge, which we thought attracted the fishes, we caught pouts with a bunch of worms strung on a thread, and when we had done, far in the night, threw the burning brands high into the air like skyrockets, which, coming down into the pond, were quenched with a loud hissing, and we were suddenly groping in total darkness.
Thus I caught two fishes as it were with one hook.
I did not pity the fishes nor the worms.
How surprised must the fishes be to see this ungainly visitor from another sphere speeding his way amid their schools!
We waded so gently and reverently, or we pulled together so smoothly, that the fishes of thought were not scared from the stream, nor feared any angler on the bank, but came and went grandly, like the clouds which float through the western sky, and the mother-o'-pearl flocks which sometimes form and dissolve there.
But in the middle of the day, being full of cracks, and the air also being less elastic, it had completely lost its resonance.
The fishermen say that the "thundering of the pond" scares the fishes and prevents their biting.
It is glorious to behold this ribbon of water sparkling in the sun, the bare face of the pond full of glee and youth, as if it spoke the joy of the fishes within it, and of the sands on its shore--a silvery sheen as from the scales of a leuciscus, as it were all one active fish.
Beside this I got a rare mess of golden and silver and bright cupreous fishes, which looked like a string of jewels.