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soft roe


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soft roe fish sperm or sperm-filled reproductive gland; having a creamy texture
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In literature:

You likes soft-roe bloater, don't you?
"The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling
For boiling, choose those that have soft roes.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
Clean a four-pound striped bass and soak the soft roes of four shad in cold water.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
The soft roe, or spermatic part, of the male fish.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Choose the herrings with soft roes.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Place the eggs or soft roes inside, and tie with twine.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot

In poetry:

“A thousand it’s hard” he said to a pard
But shouted it once too often
For the waiter had trod on it - coming upstairs
And turned the hard roe to a soft-un.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
By those tresses unconfined,
Wood by each Ægean wind;
By those lids whose jetty fringe
Kiss thy soft cheeks' blooming tinge;
By those wild eyes like the roe, Zoë mou, sas agapo!
"Maid Of Athens, Ere We Part" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Wilt thou not the lambkins guard?
Oh, how soft and meek they look,
Feeding on the grassy sward,
Sporting round the silvery brook!
"Mother, mother, let me go
On yon heights to chase the roe!"
"The Alpine Hunter" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Soft-shell crabs (and shad roe too).
Soft-shell crabs (and shad roe too).