Usage examples for herring

  1. Potatoes can be served with what you please; a dish of milk, a herring is enough. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. It is slack time after a bad herring season. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  3. The fish are mainly of the round sort found in deep waters, the cod, herring and mackerel being the most important. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  4. Having some experience in such matters, and being favoured by fortune, I found a spare bed- frame slung to the ship's side; and giving a dollar to its owner, a sailor- who flattered himself that, because it was his, he would sleep upon it,- I instantly appropriated it, preferring any hardship outside, to the condition of a packed herring inside, the place of torment. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  5. Did you ever hear of the poor Highlander who was asked how he had been employing himself, and, after a long time, he said, 'I wass for two years a herring fish and I wass for four months or three months a broke stone on the road? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  6. It has likewise a good herring fishery at the falls of the Schoodick. – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher
  7. Hence the origin of the common saying, " dead as a herring – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  8. 15, 742. Is the engagement of the fishermen in the herring fishing similar to that which exists in the ling fishing? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. I do think we have some blame for their aching bones; but they can rest when they be tossing on that good old North Sea, for I promise them it will take more than a load of herring to hold the ship steady. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  10. What made you think of herring – Trading by Susan Warner
  11. Formerly this was a good ground for the taking of large herring – Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine by Walter H. Rich
  12. When he was only ten years of age, both his parents passed away and so about four years afterwards he crossed the " herring pond" in quest of a life of adventure. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  13. There are numerous bibliographies of works upon all classes of animals, fish, flesh, and fowl- even the good red herring – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  14. He holds the handkerchief to his cheek, and turns the herring tentatively with a fork. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. Among these were Octave Chanute and A. M. Herring – Story of the Aeroplane by C. B. Galbreath
  16. Her first instinct was to spoil the force she had not meant it to have, by dragging the red herring of some foolish joke across the trail. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. Because I wanted to draw a red herring across the trail! – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  18. Follow me this minute to the purser, and remember you are on board of one of his Majesty's ships, and not a dirty herring smack. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
  19. Once when I was staying with a Chinese family in Pekin-" " Where did you get the idea," inquired Creighton mildly, " that I was fond of red- herring – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  20. I'd send them over the herring pond if I could. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood