Sucking fish
Sucking Suck"ing, a. Drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf. [1913 Webster]

I suppose you are a young barrister, sucking lawyer, or that sort of thing. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

{Sucking bottle}, a feeding bottle. See under {Bottle}.

{Sucking fish} (Zo["o]l.), the remora. See {Remora}. --Baird.

{Sucking pump}, a suction pump. See under {Suction}.

{Sucking stomach} (Zo["o]l.), the muscular first stomach of certain insects and other invertebrates which suck liquid food. [1913 Webster]


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  • sucking fish — noun marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects • Syn: ↑remora, ↑suckerfish • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑sharksucker, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sucking fish — dryžoji prielipa statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Echeneis naucrates angl. Indian remora pega; large remora; pegapega; pilot shark; shark remora; shark sucker; slender remora; slender sucker fish;… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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  • Sucking — Suck ing, a. Drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf. [1913 Webster] I suppose you are a young barrister, sucking lawyer, or that sort of thing. Thackeray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sucking bottle — Sucking Suck ing, a. Drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf. [1913 Webster] I suppose you are a young barrister, sucking lawyer, or that sort of thing. Thackeray. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sucking pump — Sucking Suck ing, a. Drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf. [1913 Webster] I suppose you are a young barrister, sucking lawyer, or that sort of thing. Thackeray. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sucking stomach — Sucking Suck ing, a. Drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf. [1913 Webster] I suppose you are a young barrister, sucking lawyer, or that sort of thing. Thackeray. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sucking — adj. 1 (of a child, animal, etc.) not yet weaned. 2 Zool. unfledged (sucking dove). Phrases and idioms: sucking disc an organ used for adhering to a surface. sucking fish = REMORA …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

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