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  • Fishermen cut open their gray bellies to show pink-muscled chambers of jellyfish, silver-fish, condom wrappers, metal cans of oxygen.

    The Gin Closet

  • No fairy ever swam round the moonlit lily-pond and caught the tame silver-fish, until she had accomplished this feat.

    The Golden Apple Tree

  • It's all dark and old and dried up and full of old-fashioned things -- musty old idees -- fitter for a silver-fish than a modern man ....

    Tono Bungay

  • Some of them were gold-fish and some silver-fish, but others had opal tints that were very pretty.

    Policeman Bluejay

  • We have seen gold-fish and silver-fish, but golden eels are first discovered by this defendant The apostle, in Holy

    Eli First published in the "Century Magazine"

  • One of the most interesting of these divergent types is the common Californian and Mexican silver-fish, an inhabitant of the bays and inlets of sub-tropical America.

    Science in Arcady

  • As silver-fish in vases, so, in his azure eyes swam tears unshed.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • We had just discovered that silver-fish (a species of _hyodori_) were plentiful in the stream, and this kept our attention fixed.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • There were cod, breams, silver-fish, and other kinds whose names they did not know, or which I have forgotten.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • There were cod, bream, silver-fish, and other kinds, whose names they did not know, or which I have forgotten.

    Two Years Before the Mast

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