Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ichthyology, a salmonoid fish, the Mackenzie river salmon, Stenodus mackenzii, resembling the whitefishes, Coregonus, but with a deeply cleft mouth, much-projecting lower jaw, broad lanceolate supramaxillaries, and teeth in bands on the vomer, palatines, and tongue. It inhabits the Mackenzie river and its tributaries in northwestern Canada, and reaches a large size. It was an unknown fish to the Canadian voyageurs who first saw it, and the name perpetuates the impression first conveyed.
“if you like cache and lemming, try to check out code inconnu, which is another of Haneke's and is absolutely fantastic.”
“Un homme qui fut de la fortune et du renom inconnu :”
“Other important foods are inconnu, whitefish, cisco, and blueberries.”
“Vers l'instant, Lecture de 'Portrait d'un inconnu' de Nathalie Sarraute.”
“Jerzy Kolendo makes the case for skepticism in Uno spartaco sconosciuto nella Pompei osca: Le pitture della casa di Amando, Index 9 1980: 3340 and Spartacus sur une peinture osque de Pompei: Chef de la grande insurrection servile ou un gladiateur inconnu originaire de la Thrace?”
“The inconnu (circumpolar species) spawns in Buffalo Lake, and the Peace-Athabasca delta is an important spawning area for goldeye and walleye.”
“India via Persia; and held that they had been reduced to their present shape by an Auteur Arabe inconnu.”
“Hier apres-midi je recois un SMS dont l'expediteur se revele etre inconnu au bataillon!”
“Elle connait des gens via forum de passionnés qui valent mille fois plus le coup que moi mais non elle le revend a un inconnu.”
“Margaret Gilman, "Balzac and Diderot: Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu" source study; 19th c.”
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All salmon all the time!
Also see asativium's excellent Salmon I am list.
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