Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A heteropterous insect of the genus Belostoma; a large water-bug occurring in fresh water, and preying on fishes by sucking their blood and juices.

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Examples

  • All for the sake of this fish-killer, it seems to me.

    Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works

  • He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs -- frog-eater -- fish-killer -- he shall hunt _thee_!

    The Kipling Reader Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling

  • He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs -- frog-eater -- fish-killer -- he shall hunt thee!

    The Jungle Book

  • He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs -- frog-eater -- fish-killer, he shall hunt

    The Jungle Book.

  • A fish-killer o 'parts he was: no great spectacle on the roads o' harbor, though -- a mild, backward, white-livered little man ashore, yieldin 'the path t' every dog o 'Rickity Tickle.

    Harbor Tales Down North With an Appreciation by Wilfred T. Grenfell, M.D.

  • Bureau officials hope moving the gravels and sediments and building the jetty will remove any lingering doubts about whether the river and GPID's pumping station can coexist where the Rogue's worst fish-killer once stood.

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