Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • In reality, however, he was the parish clergyman of the small and poor remnant of the Episcopal persuasion who inhabited the odoriferous fishing-town of Fraserburgh.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • But if what the eye drank in gave delight, less fortunate the nose; for from about the store-house and the native huts, and, indeed, from almost everywhere, welled up that horrid odor of decomposing oil and fish and flesh peculiar to a fishing-town.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • BRIGHTON -- the _Daphne_ of our metropolis -- will feel some curiosity respecting its origin and progress from an obscure fishing-town to such a focus of wealth and fashion as at this moment it presents.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 533, February 11, 1832

  • Brighton is decidedly a fishing-town, for besides the quantity of John

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841

  • In this quiet fishing-town, remote from bombs, machine-guns, food-queues, propaganda, and intrigue, we ought to have felt profoundly relieved and thankful.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • If you approach by the road past the railway station it is the same, for only garishly new hotels and villas are to be seen on the high ground, and not a vestige of the fishing-town can be discovered.


  • The unmistakable signs of antiquity in the narrow streets adjoining the harbour irresistibly remind one of the days when sea-bathing had still to be popularized, when the efficacy of Scarborough's medicinal spring had not been discovered, of the days when the place bore as little resemblance to its present size or appearance as the fishing-town at


  • Peter slipped out of the garden into the white road than ran down between the grey mystery of the olive groves to the little dirty fishing-town and the dark, quiet sea.

    The Lee Shore

  • When he came, he and Gerda and Kay, they would spend one night and one day in this fishing-town, lounging about its beach, and in

    Dangerous Ages

  • But before that they would have had it out, she and Barry; probably here, in the little pale climbing fishing-town.

    Dangerous Ages


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.