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Any of a number of fishes with oily flesh or slippery skin, in particular.→ gunnel
- ‘It was not until the autofocus hit the mark that I noted the jaws of the scorpionfish trapping the poor butterfish.’
- ‘Ballan wrasse, dragonets, scorpionfish, butterfish and topknots (common and Norwegian) all occur frequently.’
- ‘In the rock pools I used a net and caught butterfish.’
- ‘Here butterfish can be seen feeding on mussels, and cowries are also in evidence.’
- ‘The most common here are butterfish, which swim off, snake-like, if disturbed.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.