Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a small rope fastened to the hook of the fish-block, and used to facilitate hooking the anchor.

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Examples

  • The town lay behind them in a glorifying haze; the river stretched silver-scaled in the moonlight, like a gigantic fish-back.

    Maurice Guest

  • A clear fire burned in a well-grate; a copper kettle on the hob shone like a great orange; the mahogany of the furniture, polished to looking-glass splendour, caught and gave back the flames, as did also, on the table spread for tea, a copper urn and the old dented, fish-back silver.

    The Way Home

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