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  • n. Plural form of gudgeon.


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  • He catches salmon with gudgeons. 3 If you dine at his house, he has an intention on you.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • Catfishes, rainbow fishes, gobies and gudgeons are particularly common.

    Lorentz National Park, Indonesia

  • “Hold your fire, you gudgeons!” he thundered, bounding over the debris toward the direction of the sound of yet another snarl and breaking glass.

    Sexy Beast IV

  • Your diversivolent lawyer, mark him! knaves turn informers, as maggots turn to flies, you may catch gudgeons with either.

    The White Devil

  • Oh, the little sandy spot below the tumbledown dike, where I used to catch gudgeons!

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories

  • ‘I must go to Doctors’ Commons and read up wills of the parents of any likely gudgeons I may know.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Know then, I have made divers desperate leaps at those upper regions; but always fell backward into this vapour-pit, exhausted and dispirited by those ineffectual efforts; and here we poor valetudinarians pant and struggle, like so many Chinese gudgeons, gasping in the bottom of a punch-bowl.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • She was in love with her match just as farmers are in love with wheat and eighty shillings a quarter; or shareholders — innocent gudgeons — with seven and half per cent interest on their paid up capital.

    Doctor Thorne

  • She went out to the stream which flowed through the garden, and had a whole bucketful of gudgeons brought to her.

    Household Tales

  • At night when the young king was sleeping, his wife was to draw the clothes off him and empty the bucketful of cold water with the gudgeons in it over him, so that the little fishes would sprawl about him.

    Household Tales


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