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piscatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj piscatory relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing "a piscatory life"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Piscatory Of or pertaining to fishes or fishing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • piscatory Pertaining to fishing or to fishermen; connected with angling; given or devoted to fishing.
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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

Usage

In literature:

It had been tested in other piscatorial battles and was tried and true.
"The Golf Course Mystery" by Chester K. Steele
This nurse, who was a rough country- woman of Parma, was named Donna Piscatori Laura.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
A few chubs were all the fruit of his piscatory efforts.
"Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Quod piscatoris aenigma solvere non posset.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
The history of every emigration scheme abounds in narratives of a brilliant, though piscatorial, character.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
To his Italian work I shall have to return later; here it is his five Latin piscatory eclogues that demand notice.
"Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama" by Walter W. Greg
At this particular point the piscatory effect is intensified by the dam just above Hampton Bridge.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
Scattered elements of the regiment carry his piscatorial heroics to obscure corners of the earth.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 19, 1919" by Various
In that terrifying way small towns have, it was known that of all codfish aristocracy the Widow Weld was the piscatorial pinnacle.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
We are saving the rest for a Piscatorial Encyclopedia.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Both were fond of piscatorial pursuits.
"Western Worthies" by J. Stephen Jeans
If an angler step over his fishing-rod, he will have indifferent piscatory sport.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
In fact, our piscatory character could not be doubted.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Don't you think that fly-fishing is something of a piscatorial immorality?
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
This method is especially nice for the hall table as a souvenir of piscatorial success.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Keen angler and piscatorial expert.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
Thereafter Angela took over the piscatorial department.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
M. Piscatory had shown himself harsh; Montalembert had been "magnificent, as usual," and MM.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
On the 7th of March 1794 he was taken at the house of Mme Piscatory at Passy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Bass Rock, of piscatory renown, and Brenton's Reef, the place of wrecks, show their jagged sides.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
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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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