from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A box in which fish which have been caught are kept alive, designed to be towed in the water behind a boat.
- n. A railroad-car especially constructed and fitted up for the transportation of fish for commercial purposes or in the operations of fish-culture.
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Then, with backs bending under the strain, the two men swung on the cord, drawing in the net, laden with glittering restless fish, which were unceremoniously dumped on the boards to be put into the fish-car awaiting them.
"I haven't caught half so many as you have, either of you," said Ford, as he saw with what even-handed justice the fish were divided, in three piles, as they were scooped out of the "fish-car."
"We'll turn the clams out of the basket and fill that; but we mustn't put any crabs in the fish-car.