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[fish-pond] /ˈfɪʃˌpɒnd/
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
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at fish, pond Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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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