from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A market where fishes are sold.


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  • "It's no problem," said close family friend Sharon Bellamy-Thompson, a Barbados fish-market operator, to US magazine.

    Mike Alvear: Rihanna the Floormat 2009

  • The prose of the fish-market stories is as graceful and unadorned as a Shaker chair, and its incantatory rhythms are as soothing as old hymns.

    The Paragon Of Reporters 2008

  • "I read 'Ulysses' in college and never got over it," says Mitchell of James Joyce, and the fish-market tales teem with images of death and regeneration.

    The Paragon Of Reporters 2008

  • They assembled in Paris in two localities, near the fish-market, in a wine-shop called Corinthe, of which more will be heard later on, and near the Pantheon in a little cafe in the Rue Saint – Michel called the Cafe

    Les Miserables 2008

  • There was something of that boy in Poquelin, the son of the fish-market; Beaumarchais had something of it.

    Les Miserables 2008

  • "When I was young, the advice I was given by my elders and my betters was 'give it up,'" recalled Sir Michael, the son of a Cockney fish-market porter and charwoman, who was born Maurice Micklewhite and got the inspiration for his stage name from a movie theater marquee advertising "The Caine Mutiny."

    Michael Caine, Working Actor 2007

  • Take a view of Paris, and observe the contrast between that quarter of it where the fish-market (Halles) is situated, the St. Pierre-aux-bœufs, the streets Brisemiche and Pet-au-diable and the beauty and splendor of the Louvre and the Tuileries.

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • I have executed the mandates of bishops, which has never been the case with you; I have abused philosophers in the language of the fish-market, while you have protected, imitated, or equalled them;

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • They had a queen named Carolina, a handsome, intelligent woman, with whom I made great friends; and also a captain, who had a daughter so like me that when I used to go to the fish-market at first they used to chaff me, thinking she had dressed up like a lady for fun.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton 2006

  • There was a fish-market not so very far from his home, and there, on his way to see his father at the bank, or conducting his brothers on after-school expeditions, he liked to look at a certain tank in front of one store where were kept odd specimens of sea-life brought in by the Delaware Bay fishermen.

    The Financier 2004


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