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Fish-pond. n.s. [fish and pond.] A small pool for fish.

Fish-ponds are no small improvement of watry boggy lands. Mortimer's Husbandry.

Fish-ponds were made where former forests grew,
And hills were levell'd to extend the view.

After what I have said of the great value the Romans put upon fishes, it will not appear incredible that C. Hirrius should sell his fish-ponds for quadragies H.S. 32,291 l. 13 s. 4 d. Arbuthnot on Coins.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Mortimer, John (62) · Prior, Matthew (162)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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