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  • n. Plural form of minnow.


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  • Now the two male white mountain minnows are battling it out for squating rights of the cool new space I opened up under the filter.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • They did not have white cloud mountain minnows either by that name or by white cloud danio, so I headed to the fish store on University with Madagascar, some kitty litter, a water softening pillow for my tetra, and some other odds and ends in my passenger side seat.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • My poor, dumb white mountain minnows once again have laid eggs.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Look for the "rain minnows" small shiners dimpling the surface, snook won't be far behind ready to bust them.

    Al Keller: Florida Snook Report

  • White cloud mountain minnows (that’s their common name, the scientific name is tanichthys albonubes – I only remember it because the urban legend is that they were discovered by Chinese Boy Scout named Tan, thus “tan’s fish” = tanichthys.)

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • I have seen and been involved in a lot of games like that one, and odd as this may sound the so-called minnows can be quite difficult to play.

    Time for England to prove their one-day mettle against India| Duncan Fletcher

  • The International Cricket Council has reversed its decision to cut the number of teams in the 2015 World Cup, throwing a lifeline to the so-called minnows who were fast heading down the international sporting plughole.

    ICC Goes Back to 14 Teams for 2015 World Cup

  • -- Go to the river or pond, and with a small net (a piece of old mosquito bar will do) collect a dozen or more of the small fishes known as minnows, and put them in your cistern, and in

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • Besides the gross unfairness of sacrificing the so-called "minnows" on the altar of broadcasting schedules - the rights-holding television companies who finance this competition want the big teams playing at weekends, when viewing figures can be maximised - there are now concerns in some quarters that four-day gaps may pose a threat to well-being.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Organizers say these countries, often called the minnows, are admitted to the Cup to try to increase the popularity of rugby worldwide.

    NYT > Home Page


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