Definitions

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  • n. A pool of water containing fish; fishpond.

Etymologies

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From Middle English fischpol, from Old English fiscpōl ("fishpond"), equivalent to fish +‎ pool.

Examples

  • At the foot of the tower is the Court of the Alberca, with its great tank or fishpool, bordered with flowers; and yonder is the Court of Lions, with its famous fountain, and its light Moorish arcades; and in the centre of the pile is the little garden of Lindaraxa, buried in the heart of the building, with its roses and citrons, and shrubbery of emerald green.

    The Alhambra

  • Beyond the door, the courtyard with its fishpool lay under the mild winter sun.

    Funeral Games

  • Suddenly a piercing memory came to her of a day a few months ago in Ekbatana, one summer afternoon by the fishpool.

    Funeral Games

  • But then they came through to the sunny courtyard, the fishpool where they had floated their boats of split bamboo in lily-leaf archipelagos, or reached shoulder-deep after the carp.

    Funeral Games

  • It was summer; the orange trees in the women's court scented the air, mixed with perfumed sweat from the girls, as they sat dabbling their fingers at the rim of the fishpool.

    The Persian Boy

  • Creepers festooned the fretted windows; the light came in as green as water in a fishpool.

    The Persian Boy

  • “Let the children of the Banana be as the wild-cat at the fishpool that that which I have prophesied may come to pass!”

    Witch-Doctors

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