Definition of Miller's-thumb
1. Noun. Small freshwater sculpin of Europe and North America.
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Literary usage of Miller's-thumb
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Compleat Angler, Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a by Izaak Walton, Andrew Lang (1896)
"Y—continued Of the Minnow, or Penk; Loach; Bull-Head, or Miller s-Thumb: and the Stickle-bag CHAPTER XVIII PISCATOR AND VENATOR PISCATOR. ..."
2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... which, according to Ray's Nomenclator, should mean a lamprey; but is described by Minshew, under potat, more like a bull-head, or miller s- thumb. ..."
3. Tiw: Or, A View of the Roots and Stems of the English as a Teutonic Tongue by William Barnes (1862)
"B61, bult, Fr. Bulte, Fr. a lot, many, what is bunched up. BOLL, BILLY, w. a bundle of straw. Boll, of a tree. BuLL-head, n. bunch-head, the miller,s-thumb. ..."
4. Annals of Chymistry and Practical Pharmacy (1843)
"... following enemies of the leech from approaching the tanks: viz. pigs, ducks, geese, all fishes of prey; also the little stickleback, or miller-s thumb ..."
5. The Complete Angler's Vade-mecum: Being a Perfect Guide of Instruction on by Thomas Williamson (1825)
"Of this the barbel is a strong instance ; while, on th« other hand, we find that lil.de fish, the miller s-thumb, or bull-head, owing to its capacious jaws, ..."
6. The Fishes of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1898)
"The Miller' s Thumb, or Blob, is found in most streams and lakes where trout occur, and it is one of the most destructive enemies of the trout, ..."