Usage examples for dace

  1. Several times over little stumpy red mullet were seen- brilliant little fish, and then grey mullet- large- scaled silvery fish with tiny mouths and something the aspect, on a large scale, of a river dace. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  2. Only last year I caught a large hatful of perch and dace, of which I persuaded Madame to cook some that Juliette would not eat and gave to the cat. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Perhaps I am wrong to wish that the new Chillingly may be a little less like a dace. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. " He'll do; but I wish he was a dace," said Doll, slipping the victim into a tin with holes in the top. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  5. I sat down beside him, and asked if he remembered a certain small boy who had used to draw dace out of his mill- pond. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. The chub and the dace and the carp, not to speak of that Chinese pirate the pike, might still look to it, when I came forth armed with rod and line; but for me and my house the trout is henceforth sacred. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  7. Dace from such a water have also the advantage of being very good eating, as they have, as a rule, not got the unpleasant muddy taste usual in this fish. – Amateur Fish Culture by Charles Edward Walker
  8. Two- score trouts and a multitude of dace and chubs were taken. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  9. This is Sir John Falstaff's law, when, speaking of Justice Shallow, he says, " If the young dace be a bait for the old pike, I see no reason in the law of nature why I may not snap at him." – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  10. Heiresses and dace both attract by reason of their silver: libertines and pike have much in common. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  11. There are hundreds if not thousands of fish, resembling the dace or chubs of America. – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  12. You may drag the water; you may let off the water; you may say, 'Those dace are extirpated, '- vain thought! – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. Down below there in the twilight of the warmest water next the bottom are perch and dace, bass and eel, and all these are likely to hunger for shiner. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  14. And the French Vengeron, which is English'd to me a Dace, or Dace- fish. – Early English Meals and Manners by Various
  15. Furtive brooks led the little boy hither and thither in his quest for trout and dace, while to the gentler- minded the modest flowers of the wild- wood appealed with singular directness. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  16. For when the silly dace try to be caught and hope to be caught, he is a foolish pike who cannot gorge them. – The Ancien Regime by Charles Kingsley