"They are using a whale to catch a minnow," said defense attorney Charles Swift.
“They are using a whale to catch a minnow,” said defense attorney Charles Swift.
Escape must be impossible for everything with fins, from a thirty-pound salmon to a minnow.
The minnow was meant for short heavy hops to planets or asteroids.
In the meantime, I was watching my minnow again; it was playing beautifully, but getting no strike.
Some of the fishes are as common as the schoolboy's familiar friend, the minnow.
The minnow monopolist jerked his lines clear of impending entanglement and scowled.
You can catch a minnow with a worm, and a bass will take your minnow.
Hesitating hardly a moment, Hale unjointed his pole, left his minnow bucket where it was, mounted his horse and rode up the path.
I always treat a minnow as Izaak Walton spoke of a frog, "as if I loved him."
small freshwater fish, early 15c., probably related to Old English myne, earlier *mynwe, a name for some kind of fish, from Proto-Germanic *muniwon (cf. Middle Low German möne, Dutch meun, Old High German muniwa, German Münne), of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE *men- "small." Perhaps influenced in Middle English by French menu "small."