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Her·ring

(her'ing),
Percy T., English physiologist, 1872-1967. See: Herring bodies.
References in classic literature ?
"The Herrings' Song wants anuvver tune, Sylvie," he said.
"The Badgers did not care to talk to Fish: They did not dote on Herrings' songs: They never had experienced the dish To which that name belongs: And oh, to pinch their tails,' (this was their wish,)
'To roam, yea, roam, and roam!' "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,
For, hark ye: granting, propter argumentum , 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."
"You double thief!" 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."
The peasant's gossip had been of the hunt, of the bracken, of the gray-headed kites that had nested in Wood Fidley, and of the great catch of herring brought back by the boats of Pitt's Deep.
Sit down here, friend, and partake of this herring. Understand first, however, that there are certain conditions attached to it."
"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.
If a pack can track a trailed herring across a shire, how far can a specially-trained hound follow so pungent a smell as this?
But this boy could do it--seventy feet I know he cleared in one dive from the rigging--clenched hands on chest, head thrown back, sailing more like a bird, upward and out, and out and down, body flat on the air so that if it struck the surface in that position it would be split in half like a herring. But the moment before the water is reached, the head drops forward, the hands go out and lock the arms in an arch in advance of the head, and the body curves gracefully downward and enters the water just right.