Definition of Rough fish

1. Noun. Any fish useless for food or sport or even as bait.

Generic synonyms: Fish

Definition of Rough fish

1. Noun. fish used for bait or for food ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rough Fish

rough and ready
rough and tumble
rough and tumbles
rough around the edges
rough bindweed
rough breathing
rough breathings
rough collie
rough colony
rough cut
rough diamond
rough drawing
rough endoplasmic reticulum
rough fish (current term)
rough green snake
rough horsetail
rough horsetails
rough house
rough in
rough line
rough microsome
rough out
rough pea
rough sledding
rough strain
rough trees
rough trot

Literary usage of Rough fish

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1. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1890)
"rough fish control has been inherited through over-zealous stocking of obnoxious species in earlier years. Studies need to be made of carp and their ..."

2. Game and Fish Laws by Michigan (1909)
"An Act to permit the catching or taking of herring and other rough fish in the waters of Lake Michigan bordering on the counties of Delta, Schoolcraft and ..."

3. Game and Fish Laws by Michigan (1914)
"An Act to permit the taking of herring and other rough fish in Keweenaw bay, in Baraga county, and the waters of Lake Superior adjacent to Marquette county, ..."

4. The Laws of Wisconsin by Wisconsin (1915)
"(b) rough fish of a length of less than seven inches, in the outlying waters, shall not be taken, killed, or retained in any net, excepting rough fish ..."

5. Sessional Papers by Canada Parliament (1895)
"From this place I ship to New York—that is the large rough fish. As to the prices of fish on Lake Ontario, the whitefish each sold for from 6 to 7 cents ..."

6. The Technical World Magazine (1912)
"The fishing for "rough" fish is essentially a poor man's game and while the fisher is making a comfortable fortune he is also ridding the lakes of the carp ..."

7. Criminal Law and Statutory Penalties of Illinois: A Compilation of the by Illinois (1920)
"It shall be lawful for any person or corporation to fish for, take and catch during the open season, perch and other rough fish, with a 2%-inch mesh gill ..."

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