Definitions

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  • adj. Abounding in fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding with fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding with fish.

Etymologies

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fish +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Ur just jellus that yew didn't git to be one of thems fishful thanking marms, huh?

    They Shoot Wet Nurses, Don't They?

  • It is nearly all rugged and heathery, with ranges of hills rising steeply from the lakes, especially from the shores of Lough Mask on one side, and from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on the other, forming many lofty peaks with long-drawn valleys where the streams rushing down widen into deep and fishful lakes, which, especially in Connemara, attract fishermen from all parts of the United Kingdom.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • Coming down the hill, out of the town, the delusion is that this great fresh-water lake is but itself a bay, the mouth of which is concealed from view, but not so, for its waters run clear and fresh, and as fishful as the Erne.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland How to see it by the Great Southern and Western Railway

  • By dint of sheer sturdiness of arms, legs, and lungs, keeping true time with the pant and the shout, steadily goes it with hoist and haul, and cheerily undulates the melody of call that rallies them all with a strong will together, until the steep bluff and the burden of the bulk by masculine labor are conquered, and a long row of powerful pinnaces displayed, as a mounted battery, against the fishful sea.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • For water, it is walled and guarded with ye ocean most commodious for trafficke to all parts of the world, and watered with pleasant fishful and navigable rivers, which yeeld safe havens and roads, and furnished with shipping and sailers, that it may rightly be termed THE LADY OF THE SEA.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

  • Thus mean in state and calm in sprite My fishful pond is my delight.

    Illustrations of Sterne: with other essays and verses

  • Ur just jellus that yew didn’t git to be one of thems fishful thanking marms, huh?

    They Shoot Wet Nurses, Don’t They? | Her Bad Mother

  • The seasons were right tranquil; the earth brought forth its fruit; fishful its river-mouths; milkful the kine; heavy-headed the woods. "[

    An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800

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