Definitions

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  • n. A fisherman; an angler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fisherman; an angler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An angler; a fisherman.

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Great science is so much more than a tool to score political points with, and it is a tragedy that so many people miss out on science because Darwin is used for political posturing. piscator

    Happy Darwin Day

  • Anhanguera piscator by John Conway - a prime example of the free-legged model

    Life's Time Capsule: Pterosaur Restorations!

  • As it may need emphasising: in terms of moral gravity sexual sins come way down: traditional catechesis is that the deadliest of all sins is pride. piscator

    Crackergate

  • I agree with piscator, science has its limitations and to be good science it needs to recognize its own boundaries.

    Chatting Theology with Robert Novak

  • This, and Sam having found the hay and oats, not forgetting the ale, very good at this small inn, first made me take the fancy of resting here for a day or two; and I have got my grinning blackguard of a piscator leave to attend on me, by paying sixpence a day for a herd-boy in his stead.

    Redgauntlet

  • It is worth noticing also that a distinction was now drawn between the fisherman and the fishmonger — the man who caught the fish and he who sold it — piscator and piscarius; and in the vocabulary itself the leonine line is cited: “Piscator prendit, quod piscarius bene vendit.”

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • But king Henrie after the old prouerbe, Ictus piscator sapit, hauing bought his experience with the féeling of smart, & bearing in memorie the iniuries done to him by his sonne Henrie, after such his aduancement to kinglie degrée, would not grant the French kings request herein.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second

  • It was fortunate for me that I had my "Noctes Ambrosianæ" along, for when I had exhausted my praise of the surrounding glories of nature, my bookseller would not converse with me; so I opened my book and read to him that famous passage between Kit North and the Ettrick Shepherd, wherein the shepherd discourses boastfully of his prowess as a piscator of sawmon.

    The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

  • The hapless _piscator_ -- the word ceased to be pretentious after Walton's use of it -- refused to bait his hook again, and said, "I mean, what would happen if there were none of you professional chaps who write criticisms that nobody reads except the other dramatic critics?"

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • Nevertheless, Joe entertained no fears about the result; and the fish, as if apprized of the impossibility of capturing the rod, ran along parallel with the shore, gradually approaching the brink of the water, and seemingly with the intention to surrender himself at the feet of the piscator.

    Wild Western Scenes

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