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  • n. Plural form of gurnard.

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Examples

  • If you are buying gurnards and don't want anchovies, the huckster next door, who is selling the latter, at once exclaims, "That is a man whose kitchen savours of tyranny!"

    The Wasps

  • If you are buying gurnards and don't want anchovies, the huckster next door, who is selling the latter, at once exclaims, "That is a man, whose kitchen savours of tyranny!"

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • The young forms of many fish, as for instance of conger, flying gurnards, and some flatfish, are pelagic and have colourless blood, and pale, transparent, gelatinous or cartilaginous skeletons.

    Thomas Henry Huxley A Sketch Of His Life And Work

  • Exhibitions, most adult persons above the age of twenty-one years must have observed the gurnards themselves crawling along suspiciously by their aid at the bottom of a tank at the Crystal Palace or the polyonymous South Kensington building.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • I don't know whether the flying gurnards are good eating or not; but the silvery flying fish are caught for market (sad desecration of the poetry of nature!) in the

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • Another group of very interesting fish out of water are the flying gurnards, common enough in the Mediterranean and the tropical Atlantic.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • Mr. Couch, of Polperro in Cornwall, was equally versed in the true backboned fishes; and to him Edward sent any doubtful midges, or gurnards, or gobies, or whiffs.

    Biographies of Working Men

  • "Oh, he shall have it if he likes," cried Will, as the turbot was thrown into the basket to set the skate flapping, and the gurnards curling their heads round towards their tails like cleaned whiting, and a regular scuffle took place.

    Menhardoc

  • In Tank 34 are gurnards, fish-gentlemen, with exquisite blue fins, like peacock's feathers.

    Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men

  • Among the fishes in the first four cases, the visitor should notice the flying gurnards; the sea scorpions, and flying sea scorpions; the paradise fish; and the perches, including the fingered variety.

    How to See the British Museum in Four Visits

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