snipe fish
Bellows fish Bel"lows fish` (Zo["o]l.) A European fish ({Centriscus scolopax}), distinguished by a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; -- called also {trumpet fish}, and {snipe fish}. [1913 Webster]

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  • snipe fish — snipe fish, 1. any one of various fish having long, tubular snouts resembling a snipe s beak. 2. = snipe eel. (Cf. ↑snipe eel) …   Useful english dictionary

  • snipe-fish — n. Trumpet fish, bellows fish (Centriscus scolopax) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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  • snipe — n. & v. n. (pl. same or snipes) any of various wading birds, esp. of the genus Gallinago, with a long straight bill and frequenting marshes. v. 1 intr. fire shots from hiding usu. at long range. 2 tr. kill by sniping. 3 intr. (foll. by at) make a …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I v. angle; pull out, dredge; solicit; search. See pursuit, desire, fish, food. II Aquatic vertebrate animal Nouns 1. fish, denizen of the deep, Pisces; anadromous, freshwater or saltwater fish, tropical …   English dictionary for students

  • snipe eel — noun : any of various long very slender deep sea eels of the family Nemichthyidae having long sometimes recurved beaks called also thread eel * * * snipe eel, a slender, eellike, marine fish, up to 3 feet long, with a speckled, pale back, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bellows fish — Bel lows fish (Zo[ o]l.) A European fish ({Centriscus scolopax}), distinguished by a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; called also {trumpet fish}, and {snipe fish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet fish — Bellows fish Bel lows fish (Zo[ o]l.) A European fish ({Centriscus scolopax}), distinguished by a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; called also {trumpet fish}, and {snipe fish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet-fish — n. Snipe fish, bellows fish (Centriscus scolopax) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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