from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common white or lake sucker, a catostomoid fish, Moxostoma macrolepidotum, or any other of the same genus; a stone-roller or white mullet. The golden red-horse is M. aureolum. The long-tailed red-horse is M. anisurum.
- n. The red-drum, Sciænops ocellatus. See cut under redfish.
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As quickly was it recovered by Tim's active hands catching the flying line to haul it in; and on its prongs squirmed a monstrous fish of the sucker tribe, -- a red-horse, -- pinned through and through by his unerring aim.
"Well, what do you commence your education spelling out cuss words for?" asked the old man, as he raked the razor down one side of his face, pulling his mouth around to one side so it looked like the mouth of a red-horse fish.
Many of the warriors had a long tuft of red-horse hair tied at their elbows, and bore a neck lace of grizzly bears 'claws.