1 They seemed never too busy to drop work for a fish fry, a hunt or a horse race, and scarcely a week went by without its barbecue or ball.
2 They're like fish out of water or cats with wings.
3 Gumboes and shrimp Creole, doves in wine and oysters in crumbly patties full of creamy sauce, mushrooms and sweetbreads and turkey livers, fish baked cunningly in oiled paper and limes.
4 No," said the doctor, "but he's drinking like a fish and will kill himself if he keeps it up.
5 If we're all the raw stuff of the cosmic effects, one would rather be the fire that tempers a sword than the fish that dyes a purple cloak.
6 They laughed together over the fact that the stove did not draw, over the slipperiness of fish in the pan.
7 Carol was a little resentful of the manner in which the men assumed that they did not care to fish.
8 He hastily wrapped up the leprous fragment of fish; he gaped as she trailed out.
9 He violently chased fragments of fish about his plate with a knife and licked the knife after gobbling them.
10 Likewise, there was a parcel of outlandish bone fish hooks on the shelf over the fire-place, and a tall harpoon standing at the head of the bed.
11 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord out of the fish's belly.
12 Wherefore he had no fancy for lowering for whales after sun-down; nor for persisting in fighting a fish that too much persisted in fighting him.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
13 First: The uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.
14 Be it known that, waiving all argument, I take the good old fashioned ground that the whale is a fish, and call upon holy Jonah to back me.
15 This fundamental thing settled, the next point is, in what internal respect does the whale differ from other fish.