Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish with cephalic spines modified for attracting other fishes, or resembling a fishing-pole and line with bait; any fish of the order Pediculati.

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Examples

  • After all, there were probably angler-fish that were considered particularly unattractive by their peers, even though the entire species looked like Anne Widdecombe after a heavy night.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • You see the bird hasn't a chance, because all the angler-fish has to do is to hold it until it strangles. "

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries

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