JR: Oh well, Gwyneth Paltrow, my little Gwennie-Wennie, and her two children, what is it…Apple and sardine?
Tackle and Lure—The albacore will take almost any lure from a sardine to a white rag.
Finally the call of my name made me jump as a sardine does when pursued by a big fish.
At luncheon she took a sardine sandwich and withdrew to a tree, underneath which she sat, a lonely and brooding figure.
And they were as good to eat as a sardine and better than a mullet.
The iwashi is a fish about the size of the sardine, and is sought chiefly for the sake of its oil.
Where are the sardine sloops that ought to have sailed from Algiers?
Ive hooked him, and hes no sardine, I tell youwhoa boy; gently now, as a sudden rush strung off full twenty feet of line.
"It looks like an apple with a sardine for a core," said Charley.
“There is one brute I wish I could get upsides with,” said Ricardo, at breakfast one morning, his mouth full of sardine.
early 15c., from Latin sardina, from Greek sardine, sardinos, often said to be from Sardo "Sardinia" (see Sardinia), the Mediterranean island, near which the fish probably were caught and from which they were exported. But cf. Klein: "It is hardly probable that the Greeks would have obtained fish from so far as Sardinia at a time relatively so early as that of Aristotle, from whom Athenaios quotes a passage in which the fish sardinos is mentioned." Colloquial phrase packed like sardines (in a tin) is recorded from 1911.