- n. Plural form of herring.
“This We Could Be Famous post on garbage contracts and racial red herrings is well worth your while.”
“In Newfoundland they bought the herrings from the Newfoundland fishermen.”
“Two or three lost their lives by a surfeit brought on by that fatal banquet of Rhenish wine and pickled herrings, which is familiar to those who study the lighter literature of that age.”
“Then the herrings are my property, and I can do as I like with them; but if you do not like to do as I tell you, give me back my money.”
“Their only net fishery is that of herrings, which is commonly carried on by shares.”
“Suppose, then, that you have bought some cheap kind of fish, such as herrings, large flounders, plaice, small soles, or any other small or flat fish.”
“The youth was apparently not much delighted with his visit to this barbarous chieftain, whose dwelling was "a great dark tower, where," says he, "we had cold cheer, such as herrings and biscuit, for it was Lent.”
“Small fish such as herrings and sardines eat tiny planktonic animals found in the reef.”
“The "herrings" usage appears to be much earlier than the "sardines" usage, although "herrings" is seldom used in the phrase today.”
“Madsen finds innovation where others have seen limitations, showing how traditional ingredients such as herrings, pollack and bacon can be given a deliciously contemporary twist.”
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