One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The festival started in 1927 when Italian Americans in the fishing community erected a statue of St. Peter, the patron saint of piscators, in the town square.’
- ‘The brown trout are now some of the finest in the world and lovingly pursued by the piscators.’
- ‘A lady angler who can not only fish, but also write in that manner of the sport we all love so well, is very worthy of being placed in the front rank of the great army of piscators.’
- ‘He was a piscator, and would make a huge parade of his rod, line, and green-painted tin-can.’
- ‘In his famous 17th century work, he wrote of the Arcadian idyll of the piscator, fishing the rivers of England for salmon.’
Mid 17th century: Latin, from piscis ‘fish’.
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