from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pond or pool for fish.


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  • After diverting himself with the probationary fish-pool of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The Stoics, that the air is not composed of small fragments, but is a continued body and nowhere admits a vacuum; and being struck with the air, it is infinitely moved in waves and in right circles, until it fill that air which surrounds it; as we see in a fish-pool which we smite by a falling stone cast upon it; yet the air is moved spherically, the water orbicularly.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • From whence we may gather that Solomon's fish-pool was within, hard by the east wall of the city, and on this side the place they called Ophel: which does so well agree with the situation of Bethesda within the sheep-gate, that it seems to me beyond all doubt or question, that Solomon's pool and the pool of Bethesda were one and the same.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Bunny pulled his line from the fish-pool and tossed the pin-hook over into the turtle-pool.

    Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home

  • In the center was an immense basin, or fish-pool, a hundred and thirty feet in length by thirty in breadth, stocked with goldfish, and bordered by hedges of roses.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • Alberca, or great fish-pool, crossing which, we proceeded to the tower of Comares, so called from the name of the Arabian architect.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • At the foot of the tower is the Court of the Alberca with its great tank or fish-pool bordered with flowers; and yonder is the Court of Lions, with its famous fountain, and its light Moorish arcades; and in the center of the pile is the little garden of Lindaraxa, buried in the heart of the building, with its roses and citrons and shrubbery of emerald green.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • Pele "(the Fire Goddess or Volcano Goddess)" became angry with the people of Paiea because they sacrificed no fish to her from their fish-pool, and she sent down a flow of lava from Huulalai and filled up their pond.

    The Bones of Kahekili

  • We had not far to go -- past a meadow or two, a low green wall, a black fish-pool -- and soon the tumbledown gables of a house came into view.

    Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance

  • Who could find any pleasure in angling for the tame carp in the fish-pool of Fontainebleau?

    Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things


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