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FISH
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[ Also see Animals Fishermen Fishing Flyfishing Herring Ocean Oysters Porpoises Trout Turbot Whales ]

One that is neither flesh not fish.
      - Unattributed Author,
        Rede Me and be Not Wrothe (I, 3)

But death is sure to kill all he can get
  And all is fish with him that comes to net.
      - Unattributed Author, Witts Recreations
         (ep. 644)

The great fish [eat] the small.
      - Alexander Barclay, The Ship of Fools

Phone for the fish-knives, Norman
  As Cook is a little unnerved;
    You kiddies have crumpled the serviettes
      And I must have things daintily served.
      - John Betjeman, How to get on in Society

This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
      - Aneurin Bevan,
        in a speech at Blackpool as reported by the "Daily Herald" on May 25, 1945

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      - Bible, Genesis (ch. I, v. 26)

One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
  There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
      - Bible, John (ch. VI, v. 8-9)

And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
      - Bible, Luke (ch. XXIV, v. 42)

Thy neck is a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.
      - Bible, Song of Solomon (ch. VII, v. 4)

Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond;
  But is there anything Beyond?
      - Rupert Brooke, Heaven

I know human beings and fish can co-exist peacefully.
      - George Walker Bush

It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their names to eat an oyster.
      - Samuel Butler (1)

The sea hath fish for every man.
      - William Camden, Remains Concerning Britain

"Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail,
  "There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail!
    See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance:
      They are waiting on the shingle--will you come and join the dance?"
      - Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles L. Dodgson),
        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a song

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
  How neatly spreads his claws,
    And welcomes little fishes in
      With gently smiling jaws!
      - Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles L. Dodgson),
        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ch. 2)

The little fishes of the sea,
  They sent an answer back to me.
    The little fishes' answer was
      "We cannot do it, Sir, because--"
      - Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles L. Dodgson),
        Through the Looking Glass (ch. 6)

Un-dish-cover the fish, or dishcover the riddle.
      - Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles L. Dodgson),
        Through the Looking Glass (ch. 9)

I have other fish to fry.
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXV)

When fishes flew and forests walked
  And figs grew upon thorn,
    Some moment when the moon was blood
      Then surely I was born.
        With monstrous head and sickening cry
          And ears like errant wings,
            The devil's walking parody
              On all four-footed things.
      - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, The Donkey

The whales, you see, eat up the little fish.
      - Thomas Churchyard, Chippes (145)

I will not make fish one and flesh of another.
      - John Clarke, Paroemiologia (182)

A sly old fish, too cunning for the hook.
      - George Crabbe, The Parish Register
         (pt. II)

The great fishpond (the sea).
      - Thomas Dekker (Decker), The Honest Whore
         (pt. I, act I, sc. 2)

Ann, Ann!
  Come! quick as you can!
    There's a fish that talks
      In the frying-pan.
      - Walter de la Mare, Alas, Alack

Here when the labouring fish does at the foot arrive,
  And finds that by his strength but vainly he doth strive;
    His tail takes in his teeth, and bending like a bow,
      That's to the compass drawn, aloft himself doth throw:
        Then springing at his height, as doth a little wand,
          That, bended end to end, and flerted from the hand,
            Far off itself doth cast. so does the salmon vaut.
              And if at first he fail, his second summersaut
                He instantly assays and from his nimble ring,
                  Still yarking never leaves, until himself he fling
                    Above the streamful top of the surrounded heap.
      - Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion
         (sixth song, l. 45)


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