from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as fish-carver.


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  • I took the top of the fish off as neatly as I could with a sharp knife and a fish-slice, to place on top of two small piles of the mash, then lifted up the skeleton to discard, removed any lingering bones that I could find and served the bottom part of the fish, finishing by spooning out the roasted tomatoes and juices and adding the samphire.

    Sorted For Brill And Whizz

  • When I got married last year, I kept looking to see if someone would give me a fish-slice, but alas, no one did.

    March 2005

  • A remark trembled on his lips, to the effect that he relied on Jimmy for a fish-slice, but prudence kept it unspoken.

    Piccadilly Jim

  • He quite shook hands with me - which was a violent proceeding for him, his usual course being to slide a tepid little fish-slice, an inch or two in advance of his hip, and evince the greatest discomposure when anybody grappled with it.

    David Copperfield

  • The fish for which Mrs Weston sent to Brinton every week since she did not like the look of the successor to Tommy Luton's mother lay disregarded on the dish, while with fork and fish-slice in her hand, as aids to gesticulation, she was recounting to Colonel Boucher the complete steps that had led up to her remarkable discovery.

    Queen Lucia

  • It is so strange, because on that very day I had my first present, and it was a fish-slice also.

    A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus

  • We all think it so kind of her, and such a nice fish-slice.

    A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus

  • Eliza never so much as breathed it to your ma -- though well we might -- and the saucepan, and the fish-slice, and -- My gracious cats alive! what 'ave you got that blessed child dressed up in his outdoors for?'

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

  • And now, sitting out in the good sunshine, and growing less and less hungry as he plied fish-slice and carving-fork, his mind went back to his dream, which began to seem more and more real.

    The Magic City

  • The spoons he couldn't find, but he found a carving-fork and a fish-slice.

    The Magic City


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