The same is the case with the sprat, the herring, and the pilchard, as well as with most of our fresh-water fish.
“I never saw a pilchard,” said Arthur, suddenly beginning to dress.
pilchard alone knew the extent of his own deceit, which dead lips could never disclose.
Most of the inhabitants are engaged in the pilchard and herring fishery.
She was building for the pilchard season and was to be ready for the middle of June.
pilchard and Swan had stopped to rest in the middle of the plaza.
pilchard alone had signed the contract, and Swan's existence was no more to the company than the existence of the other workmen.
pilchard saw instantly that he must have Swan to do the work.
Mr. Yarrell has recently shown that the sprat is not the young of the herring and pilchard, as has been generally supposed.
But had he a right to take advantage of pilchard's generosity?
fish of the herring family, 1540s, earlier pilcher (1520s), of unknown origin. The -d- is "excrescent" [OED].