Definition of Snake-fish
1. Noun. Tropical fishes with large mouths in lizard-like heads; found worldwide.
Generic synonyms: Malacopterygian, Soft-finned Fish
Group relationships: Family Synodontidae, Synodontidae
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Literary usage of Snake-fish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Goethe: A New Pantomime by Edward Vaughan Kenealy (1850)
"... that moves your ridicule, Is Queen Elizabeth Tudor, a snake-fish, As cold and bad as any in our dish. Cruelty, lewdness, hate, pride, envy, meanness, ..."
2. Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, Against the Revolted Negroes of by John Gabriel Stedman (1813)
"The sun-fish, the snake-fish, and the spotted-cat,. ... The snake-fish takes its name from its, resemblance to that reptile: this is a black eel ..."
3. Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, Against the Revolted Negroes of by John Gabriel Stedman (1813)
"The sun.fish, the snake.fish, and the spotted-cat. ... The snake-fish takes its name from its resemblance to that reptile: this is a black eel; ..."
4. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1883)
"... snake-fish." Dr. Günther, in the article "Ichthyology" in the ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, vol. xii. p. (172, employs it in the larger sense just indicated ..."