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Fish (verb active)

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To Fish. v.a. To search water in quest of fish, or any thing else.

Some have fished the very jakes for papers left there by men of wit. Swift.

Oft, as he fish'd her nether realms for wit,
The goddess favour'd him, and favours yet.
Pope's Dunciad.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Fish (verb active)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: September 7, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21825.


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