Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See gudgeon.

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Examples

  • Out of the lagoon of Pyrrha all the fishes swim in winter-time, except the sea-gudgeon; they swim out owing to the cold, for the narrow waters are colder than the outer sea, and on the return of the early summer they all swim back again.

    The History of Animals

  • The sea-gudgeon also fattens in the rivers, and, as a rule, countries abounding in lagoons furnish unusually excellent fish.

    The History of Animals

  • Amongst the rocks on which the building of the restaurant stand are tanks, and in these swim fish, large and small, the fine lazy _dorades_ and the lively little sea-gudgeon.

    The Gourmet's Guide to Europe

  • "Are you going to the harbour again to catch sea-gudgeon?" asked the zoologist.

    The Duel and Other Stories

  • He was never at a loss, however, and he christened them sea-gudgeon.

    Quicksilver The Boy With No Skid To His Wheel

  • "And whereas all the other things, whether beast or vessel, that enter into the dreadful gulf of this monster's (whale's) mouth, are immediately lost and swallowed up, the sea-gudgeon retires into it in great security, and there sleeps."

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • "And whereas all the other things, whether beast or vessel, that enter into the dreadful gulf of this monster's (whale's) mouth, are immediately lost and swallowed up, the sea-gudgeon retires into it in great security, and there sleeps."

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • "And whereas all the other things, whether beast or vessel, that enter into the dreadful gulf of this monster's (whale's) mouth, are immediately lost and swallowed up, the sea-gudgeon retires into it in great security, and there sleeps."

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • “And whereas all the other things, whether beast or vessel, that enter into the dreadful gulf of this monster's (whale's) mouth, are immediately lost and swallowed up, the sea-gudgeon retires into it in great security, and there sleeps.”

    Moby-Dick, or, The whale

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