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or fish kill

[fish-kil] /ˈfɪʃˌkɪl/
the sudden destruction of large quantities of fish, as by pollution.
Origin of fishkill
First recorded in 1960-65; fish + kill1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On the ninth he encamped on the heights north of the fishkill.

  • One fronted the fishkill and commanded the usual fording-place.

    Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777 Samuel Adams Drake
  • After quitting fishkill we found a great change, not only in the country, but in the weather.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • At fishkill we stopped for refreshments, and was waited on by a brass band and the Mayor and more baby's.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • The army took up its old positions along the heights into which the fishkill cuts deeply, as it runs to the Hudson.

    Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777 Samuel Adams Drake
  • The second day brought us fairly through the mountains, out on the plains of Dutchess, permitting us to sup at fishkill.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • After quitting fishkill we had seen more or less of the river, until we passed Claverack, where we took our leave of it.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • At fishkill, the next day they were paid off, up to October 31st, the date they arrived in camp.

  • It was not till after daylight that the British artillery could ford the fishkill with safety.

    Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777 Samuel Adams Drake
  • An instance of this comes vividly to mind in connection with the Wiccopee Pass and the plain south of fishkill.

    The New York and Albany Post Road Charles Gilbert Hine

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