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piscatorial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj piscatorial relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing "a piscatory life"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Piscatorial Of or pertaining to fishes or fishing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • piscatorial Same as piscatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Piscatorial relating to fishes or fishing: fond of fishing—also Pis′catory
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. piscatorius, fr. piscator, a fisherman, fr. piscari, to fish, fr. piscis, a fish. See Fish the animal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. piscis, a fish.

Usage

In literature:

East Indies, was born at Hoorn, and spent his youth at Rome in the house of the famous merchants the Piscatori.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Some day, we shall discover a piscatorial paradise with millions of them in it.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Hooks and lines were in demand, and piscatorial pursuits were the order of the day.
"My First Campaign" by J. W. Grant
This volume, so carefully reprinted, is a choice and welcome addition to the piscatorial library.
"A Cursory History of Swearing" by Julian Sharman
It was most surprising what a violent and indefatigable interest that previously indolent young man Tom had taken in the piscatorial art.
"Caught in a Trap" by John C. Hutcheson
Richard Paulette had started for Scotland upon a piscatorial excursion.
"John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III" by Mary E. Braddon
No man can be a completely good fisherman unless within his piscatorial sphere he is generous, sympathetic and honest.
"Fishing and Shooting Sketches" by Grover Cleveland
Zealous devotees of the piscatorial art will have no cause to regret their choice of this fishing centre.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
It is an extraordinary piscatorial fact that the largest fish always do get away.
"Three in Norway" by James Arthur Lees
That's scarcely the right piscatorial art.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, November 5, 1887" by Various
To hunt down jokes of piscatory humor.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy
His piscatorial implements were even more rudimentary than was his clothing.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
There is nothing very strange in this piscatory economy, after all.
"A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed." by William Chauncey Bartlett
We conclude this class of epitaphs with a couple of piscatorial examples.
"Curious Epitaphs" by Various
We were presented to his wife, who, like her neighbors, was an adept in the piscatory art.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
But this difference in their piscatorial practices, like the diversity of nature, produced perfect harmony instead of discord.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
A word in thine ear, gentlest of piscatorial readers!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 392, June, 1848" by Various
These stereotyped phrases are to be ranked among the conventionalities of "piscatorial" literature.
"Sporting Society, Vol. II (of 2)" by Various
Yarmouth is the chief seat of this branch of the piscatory trade.
"Curiosities of Civilization" by Andrew Wynter
It was indeed an honor, for the piscatorial expert called upon few.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn
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In news:

For the hardcore local anglers, it's a way to engage in your favorite activity with the assistance and advice of a professional captain that will surely lead you and your party to a day of boundless piscatorial rewards … ahem.
Hurricane Ivan was the catalyst for financial adviser Claudia Espenscheid to change her life — and turn her piscatory passion into a women's fishing business.
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