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  • n. Plural form of herring.


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  • This We Could Be Famous post on garbage contracts and racial red herrings is well worth your while.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • In Newfoundland they bought the herrings from the Newfoundland fishermen.

    The Newfoundland Fisheries Question

  • Two or three lost their lives by a surfeit brought on by that fatal banquet of Rhenish wine and pickled herrings, which is familiar to those who study the lighter literature of that age.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • "Then the herrings are my property, and I can do as I like with them; but if you do not like to do as I tell you, give me back my money."

    Stories Worth Rereading

  • Their only net fishery is that of herrings, which is commonly carried on by shares.

    A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779

  • Suppose, then, that you have bought some cheap kind of fish, such as herrings, large flounders, plaice, small soles, or any other small or flat fish.

    A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes

  • The youth was apparently not much delighted with his visit to this barbarous chieftain, whose dwelling was "a great dark tower, where," says he, "we had cold cheer, such as herrings and biscuit, for it was Lent."

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

  • Small fish such as herrings and sardines eat tiny planktonic animals found in the reef.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The "herrings" usage appears to be much earlier than the "sardines" usage, although "herrings" is seldom used in the phrase today.

    The Big Apple

  • Madsen finds innovation where others have seen limitations, showing how traditional ingredients such as herrings, pollack and bacon can be given a deliciously contemporary twist.

    Evening Standard - Home


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