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are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold blooded, covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins.
Piscem natare doces
Translation: You're teaching a fish to swim.
Anonymous Latin saying
Fish and guests in three days are stale.
Fish not, with this melancholy bait,
For this fool-gudgeon, this opinion.
The Merchant of Venice
, Act I, sc. i
A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.
, Act IV, sc. iii
Bait the hook well: this fish will bite.
Much Ado About Nothing
, Act II, sc. iii
What have we here? a man or a fish? dead or alive? A fish: he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell.
, Act II, sc. ii
I am, out of the ladies' company, like a fish out of water.
A True Widow
, Act III, sc. i (1679)
It was always the biggest fish I caught that got away.
Our Biggest Fish
, st. 2
Only the gamefish swims upstream,
But the sensible fish swims down.
When You Say That, Smile
People would cry for the death of a bird, but never for the blood of a fish. Blessed are those who have a voice.
Ghost in the Shell
I know the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully.
George W. Bush
, speech in Saginaw, Michigan (29 September 2000),
referring to a widely reported dispute in the Klamath region of Oregon between farmers with irrigation rights and Native Americans with fishing rights.
This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
, speech at Blackpool 24 May 1945.
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