2. Verb. (third-person singular of fishtail) ¹
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Definition of Fishtails
1. fishtail [v] - See also: fishtail
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Literary usage of Fishtails
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Domestic Uses of Coal Gas: As Applied to Lighting, Cooking and Heating by William T. Sugg (1884)
"Consequently, it fell considerably into disfavour, and has been in many instances replaced by fishtails. These, although they waste more gas under varying ..."
2. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1901)
"Then there were bulls will human heads, dogs with four bodies ending in fishtails, horses and men with dogs heads and other monsters having ..."
3. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1896)
"... in a room with a stove that smokes but not exhilarates, to have three cold fishtails laid in your hand to shake, to be carried to a cold lecture-room, ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1882)
"... who preaching in an English village, and being himself and his associates beat and abused by the pagans there, who opprobriously tied fishtails to their ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Of all burners the ordinary fishtails, and they are the moet frequently used, give the most inferior resulta when used for burning common coal-gas. ..."
6. James Russell Lowell: A Biography by Horace Elisha Scudder (1901)
"... read a cold lecture to a cold audience, to be carried back to your smoke-side, paid, and the three fishtails again — well, it is not delightful exactly. ..."
7. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"N» [beast and man with fishtails, 37 x 37]). On X6v: 'Finis libri quarti 6- ufe.' RT] In italic, subject according to contents of page; arable book numbers, ..."