Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Ophiocephalidæ.
- n. A fish of the genus Antennarius.
- n. Same as silverfish, 6.
“Text-books tell of India's walking-fish, but I have been able to find nothing as to the walking-fish of the”
“The pretty little tropical walking-fish of the filuroid tribe -- those fish out of water -- carry the nest-making instinct a point further, for they go ashore boldly at the beginning of the rainy season in their native woods, and scoop out a hole in the beach as a place of safety, in which they make regular nests of leaves and other terrestrial materials to hold their eggs.”
“a multitude of small walking-fish, and thus spared a reputation, and at the same time saved to science a story that else might have been laughed out of existence.”
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