One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small fish of the Indo-Pacific, with a long flattened snout and a laterally compressed body encased in thin bony shields that meet to form a sharp ridge on the belly.
- ‘The pièce de résistance, though, was a gargantuan platter of seafood overflowing with everything from lobster all the way down to razorfish.’
2A small brightly coloured wrasse with a steeply sloping forehead, living chiefly in coastal waters of the western Atlantic.
- ‘Juvenile rockmover wrasse and dwarf scorpionfish, ghost pipefish, razorfish, stonefish, mantis shrimps, snake eels, and the flamboyant anemone hermit crab are frequently seen in this area.’
- ‘Today virtually every household has a deep freeze where packets of sandeel, mackerel strip, crab and razorfish can be kept from the end of one season till the beginning of the next.’
- ‘Worm tipped off with razorfish splints down each side and bound with elastic thread is a cracking bait.’
3another term for razor shell
- ‘Also try tippets of razorfish, cockle, mussel and especially small tellin clams found after storms washed up on the beaches.’
- ‘High mackerel, herring, mussel and razorfish are all good, but the best by far is a dried black lugworm.’
- ‘These are usually razorfish, mussels and queen cockles.’
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