Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of sterlet.

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Examples

  • “Then am I to order those large sterlets?” asked the steward.

    War and Peace

  • But the best catches were made with the drag-nets, which brought up at each haul carp, bream, salmon, saltwater pike, and a number of medium-sized sterlets, which wealthy gourmets have sent alive to

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Rakitin related afterwards that there were five dishes: fish-soup made of sterlets, served with little fish patties; then boiled fish served in a special way; then salmon cutlets, ice pudding and compote, and finally, blanc-mange.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • Occasionally -- especially on the occasion of a marriage or a death in the family -- he will give magnificent banquets, and expend enormous sums on gigantic sterlets, choice sturgeons, foreign fruits, champagne, and all manner of costly delicacies.

    Russia

  • After the sterlets had melted away to their backbones, and the roasted geese had shrunk into drumsticks and breastplates, and here and there a guest's ears began to redden with more rapid blood, Prince Alexis judged that the time for diversion had arrived.

    Beauty and the Beast: and Tales of Home

  • In the tank flapped and swam four superb sterlets, their ridgy backs rising out of the water like those of alligators.

    Beauty and the Beast: and Tales of Home

  • "Then am I to order those large sterlets?" asked the steward.

    War and Peace

  • But the best catches were made with the drag-nets, which brought up at each haul carp, bream, salmon, saltwater pike, and a number of medium-sized sterlets, which wealthy gourmets have sent alive to

    Robur the Conqueror

  • After the sterlets had melted away to their backbones, and the roasted geese had shrunk into drumsticks and breastplates, and here and there a guest's ears began to redden with more rapid blood, Prince Alexis judged that the time for diversion had arrived.

    Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home

  • In the tank flapped and swam four superb sterlets, their ridgy backs rising out of the water like those of alligators.

    Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home

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