from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A day on which fish is eaten customarily, or in conformity with ecclesiastical regulations forbidding the eating of flesh-meat.


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  • It was a Wednesday, an 'we lay it out that the Cock-eye would prob'ly shoot that day, so's to get his fish down to the railroad Thursday, so they'd reach Sacramento Friday -- fish-day, see.

    The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock

  • Meat-day and fish-day recipes are not segregated in the medieval cookbooks as rigorously as they were in the later, better-organized volumes, but most basic dishes were given in fast-day versions.

    Savoring The Past

  • It was a fish-day, when in the midst of her husband's good humour at table, she bethought herself to try her project.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • He introduced a Bill recommending godly abstinence as a means to virtue, making the eating of meat on Fridays and Saturdays a misdemeanour, and adding Wednesday as a half fish-day.

    English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century Lectures Delivered at Oxford Easter Terms 1893-4

  • If he ask a fish for his dinner (when it may be a fish-day), will he for a fish give him

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • The poetical ambition of the author has proved a source of embarrassment here and there; and in the receipt “for a service on a fish-day” the practitioner is prayed within four lines to cover his white herring for God’s sake, and lay mustard over his red for God’s love, because sake and love rhyme with take and above.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • "I wonder why it is," began the Idiot, after tasting his coffee -- "I wonder why it is Friday is fish-day all over the world, anyhow?

    The Idiot

  • We had best lay in some baconed herrings for next fish-day; your master loves them. "

    All's Well Alice's Victory


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