Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ganoid fishes, typical of the family Amiidæ, Amia calva being the only extant species. It inhabits the fresh waters of North America, and is known as the bowfin, dogfish, mudfish, lawyer, brindle, grindle, and John A. Grindle. The fish known as amia to the ancients was a very different one. Also called Amiatus. See cut under Amiidæ.
- n. A genus of acanthopterygian fishes: synonymous with Apogon. Gronovius.
- n. The bowfin; Amia calva
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of fresh-water ganoid fishes, exclusively confined to North America; called
bowfinin Lake Champlain, dogfishin Lake Erie, and mudfishin South Carolina, etc. See bowfin.
- n. type genus of the Amiidae
“The mere absence of rocks gave the soil a kind of amia - bility and generosity, and the absence of natural bound - aries gave the spirit a wider range.”
“Fishes as a rule take on growth with rapidity, but this is peculiarly the case with all species of fish found in the Pontus; the growth, for instance, of the amia-tunny is quite visible from day to day.”
“Some fishes are exclusively carnivorous, as the cartilaginous genus, the conger, the channa or Serranus, the tunny, the bass, the synodon or Dentex, the amia, the sea-perch, and the muraena.”
“Cuthbert looked at him grimly, with not a trace of his usual amia-bility.”
“Several well-dressed ci - vilians lounged next to the front wagon and chatted amia - bly with the officer in charge of the cops.”
“Though Sir Charles had resided at Baskerville Hall for a comparatively short period his amia - bility of character and extreme generosity had won the affection and respect of all who had been brought into contact with him.”
“The test pilot and first edition are online at www. amia.org/standards-standard.”
“Mr Misau said this year's Rotuma Day's theme is "E on si'u Rotuma amia." which means In His”
“How amia - ble are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!”
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