Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word coral-fisher.


  • The morning's sun streams in upon the lovers as they kneel at the close of mass before the priest in San Stefano; all the boyhood of Capri is waiting outside to pelt the bridal train with "confetti" as it hurries amidst blushes and laughter across the Piazza; a dinner of macaroni and the island wine ends in a universal "tarantella," there is a final walk round the village at the close of the dance, and the coral-fisher reaps the prize of his toil as he leads his bride to her home.

    Stray Studies from England and Italy John Richard Greene 1860

  • "I guessed well," he remarked, smilingly, "that the Signor Conte's hands were not those of a coral-fisher.

    Vendetta: a story of one forgotten Marie Corelli 1889

  • "They are too strong!" cried the coral-fisher; "Ronsard, believe me!

    Temporal Power Marie Corelli 1889

  • "It was the King!" said the coral-fisher again, trying to express himself more collectedly -- "I saw his face lit up by the after-glow of the sky -- white -- white as the foam on the wave!

    Temporal Power Marie Corelli 1889

  • "Ashore down yonder;" answered the coral-fisher; "But you -- what are you going to do?

    Temporal Power Marie Corelli 1889


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "There were a fair number of country craft moving in and out in the morning light, tunny-boats and coral-fishers: and two corsair-xebecs with immense black lateen sails passed the Worcester on the opposite tack, low to the water, moving very fast."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 178

    February 14, 2008