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fishpond

[fish-pond] /ˈfɪʃˌpɒnd/
noun
1.
a small pond containing fish, often one in which edible fish are raised for commercial purposes, as for stocking lakes and streams or wholesaling.
Origin of fishpond
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see fish, pond
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  • They afterwards removed the body from the fishpond and sunk it in a deep pond by the side of the Elstree road.

    The Pictorial Press Mason Jackson
  • I want them for my fishpond stream rather than for the bee-house one.

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • I have been waiting for you until I am wet through and have a fishpond in each pocket.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The boy left the room; behind the garden there was a fishpond; in that he drowned himself.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • The river runs by the garden end, our bath, our fishpond, our natural system of drainage.

    The Merry Men Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Thereupon she took the sieve and threw it into the fishpond.

  • Silence had fallen upon the little group, and a bullfrog down in the fishpond was croaking dismally.

  • A fishpond with grotesque objects, including a live mermaid, (a man in startling costume), is one feature.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • And there was a fishpond swarming with gold fish, and they were so tame that they took bread from the novices' hands.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • The beauties who hooked theirs out of that fishpond only succeeded in landing them after much practice.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall W. R. H. Trowbridge

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