from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the remoras (Echeneididæ), said to be used by the Chinese to catch other fish and turtles.
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The Indians drew to the shore by the same cord the fisher-fish and the turtle.
The fisher-fish, formerly employed by the Cubans by means of the flattened disc on his head, furnished with suckers, fixed himself on the shell of the sea-turtle, which is so common in the narrow and winding channels of the Jardinillos.