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  • n. A Japanese variety of goldfish


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  • However, Shawn, who loved Bob [2] almost as much as she loved the original Bob, wanted another shubunkin.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • He was getting to be a fairly big fish, though no more than a couple of inches – maybe three – but nowhere near the potential full-size of a shubunkin.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • When we first bought Fergus, he (or she?) was orange, white, and black – calico, a lot like a shubunkin, though he was in a tank labeled “comet gold fish.”

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • This is of Kenya (the danio) and Bob [2], the shubunkin (aka fancy goldfish).

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • The common goldfish, the comet (this has a pointy tail) and the shubunkin (which is blue and speckled) are the most widely seen of the straight-tailed varities.

    Practical Fishkeeping

  • Ryukyu shogi tsuba Ryukyuan shogoin turnip tsubo sabi shogun Tsuga sakai, adj. shogunate tsugaresinol sakaki shoji tsunami sake shomio tsurugi sakura Showa tsutsugamushi samisen shoya disease samsien shoyu tsutsugamushi mite samurai shubunkin tsutsumu san Shuha, adj. tycoon Sanda ware sika udo sanpaku, adj.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1


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