from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A stage for dressing fish.
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Timmie ran down the path, as fast as his sea-boots would go: but was intercepted by Jonas Jutt, who drew him into the lower fish-stage, as though in fear of observation, and there whispered the circumstances of the departure of the _Trap and Seine_.
It was formerly regarded as a permanent gilled amphibian persisting throughout life at the fish-stage.
Amniotes a pro-fish stage, a fish-stage, a land-animal stage, a pro-amniote stage, and following on these a fully developed reptile, bird or mammal stage. "[