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Dace

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Dace. n.s. [of uncertain derivation: in most provinces called dare.] A small river fish, resembling a roach, but less.

Let me live harmlessly, and near a brink
Of Trent or Avon have a dwelling-place;
Where I may see my quill or cork down sink,
With eager bite of pearch, or bleak, or dace.
Walton's Angl.

Sources: Walton, Izaak (10)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Dace." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2712.


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