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  • adj. Having some characteristics of a fish.
  • adj. Similar to that of a fish; as, fishlike scales, fishlike eyes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like fish; suggestive of fish; having some of the qualities of fish.


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  • How often as a boy had he been rapped into a galvanic activity out of the deep reveries he used to fall into -- those fits of a kind of fishlike day-dream.

    The Return

  •  As you watch, he becomes ever smaller, less defined, finally a little fishlike creature, then a blob, and finally a few cells that dwindle on the floor and disappear.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • We watched him move around, fishlike, on the sonogram.

    Guest Essay: Kyle Minor

  • After dinner, Ginny bathed her, working the wet washcloth over her spine, the sharp ridges ancient and fishlike.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Elected as marshal after the mysterious death of his predecessor, Dughan had, over the past few seasons, brought and kept order and peace to Goldshire by clearing out not only the kobolds, but wild wolves and bears, bandits, the fishlike murlocs, and more.


  • His arms stayed pinned under his chest and his legs flopped fishlike a couple of times before they settled, akimbo.


  • With real horror she saw his hand move the pen in linked circles and loops towards the left, a pattern rather than writing, as his lips moved with a fishlike opening and closing.


  • Inside the chamber, a man in one of the fishlike test suits was wallowing and flopping wildly about in mid-air as he tried to adjust his muscles to his helpless condition.

    Golden State

  • * And the news story that launched a thousand 2010 puns: there could be fishlike life on Europa.

    More! « Gerry Canavan

  • They fell silent and still, their eyes bulging and mouths convulsing, fishlike, open shut open.



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