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Banner fish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Banner fish (Zoöl) a large fish of the genus Histiophorus, of the Swordfish family, having a broad bannerlike dorsal fin; the sailfish. One species (Histiophorus Americanus) inhabits the North Atlantic.
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Usage

In literature:

From its crested ridge and flanking hills the city trailed a dusky banner of smoke out over the fishing fleet in the Firth.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson
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In poetry:

Your herdsmen dream;--fish take the place
Of men; on banners falcons fly,
Displacing snakes and tortoises.
The augur tells his prophecy:--
"The first betoken plenteous years; the change
Of banners shows of homes a widening range."
"The Condition Of King Seuen's Flocks" by Confucius

In news:

Dip into a pool of dream-like theatricality, complete with singing fish, medieval-style banners and antipodal goats.
Tuna, shark, swordfish, spadefish, banner fish, ocean sunfish, blue rockfish, sea turtles and even other jellyfish dine on these gelatinous orbs.
The Soldotna City Council elected to close more shore line on the Kenai River to fishing under the banner of safety.
Banner Year For Ocean Salmon Fishing Projected.
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