Herring


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Her·ring

(her'ing),
Percy T., English physiologist, 1872-1967. See: Herring bodies.
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Gently the Badgers trotted to the shore The sandy shore that fringed the bay: Each in his mouth a living Herring bore-- Those aged ones waxed gay: Clear rang their voices through the ocean's roar,
Sit down here, friend, and partake of this herring.
The milk you shall have and the bread also, friend, together with the herring, but you must hold the scales between us.
If he hold the herring he holds the scales, my sapient brother," cried the fat man.
I have some small stock of learning," Alleyne answered, picking at his herring, "but I have been at neither of these places.
As he approached he saw that they had five dried herrings laid out in front of them, with a great hunch of wheaten bread and a leathern flask full of milk, but instead of setting to at their food they appeared to have forgot all about it, and were disputing together with flushed faces and angry gestures.
that I am a talker, then the true reasoning runs that since all men of sense should avoid me, and thou hast not avoided me, but art at the present moment eating herrings with me under a holly-bush, ergo you are no man of sense, which is exactly what I have been dinning into your long ears ever since I first clapped eyes on your sunken chops.
he cried, "you have eaten my herrings, and I without bite or sup since morning.
For, coz, since all thoughts are things, you have but to think a pair of herrings, and then conjure up a pottle of milk wherewith to wash them down.
Mamma," said Rosamond, "when Fred comes down I wish you would not let him have red herrings.
The shimmer of Oliver Herring's signature knitted-Mylar sculptures made over the past decade reflects the influence of Ethyl Eichelberger, the performance artist and transvestite whose career (abruptly ended by his AIDS-related suicide in 1991) inspired Herring to rethink his approach to materials.
But for the past few months, Lynn Herring, who plays glamorous cosmetics queen Lucy Coe on ABC's ``Port Charles,'' has been facing more than her share of creepy castmates.