Definition of Fish-fly
1. Noun. Similar to but smaller than the dobsonfly; larvae are used as fishing bait.
Generic synonyms: Neuropteran, Neuropteron, Neuropterous Insect
Group relationships: Corydalidae, Family Corydalidae
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Literary usage of Fish-fly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"DO FLYING FISH FLY? BY CO WHITMAN. OF all the modes of animal locomotion, none has excited more general attention than that of flying creatures; ..."
2. A New Logic by Charles Arthur Mercier (1912)
"If Some fish fly, And All eels are fish ; why may we not conclude that Some eels fly ? Because, says Traditional Logic, the middle term is undistributed. ..."
3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"Punkies feeding on a fish fly. (Dip.: Chironomidae; Neur.: Sialidae). On July 4, 1015, while eating lunch beside a delicious spring which feeds one of the ..."
4. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by George Lyman Kittredge (1884)
"When the fish fly out of the pan alive," she says, " then shall Sloane MS., 2593, fol. ... The fish fly ..."
5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"All flying- fish fly only of necessity, not from choice. They leave the water when pursued by their enemies, or when frightened by the rapid approach of a ..."