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How to use goldfish in a sentence
“Please don’t release your pet goldfish into ponds and lakes!”
When you pull a goldfish about the size of a football out of the lake, it makes you wonder how this can even be the same type of animal.
“A few goldfish might seem to some like a harmless addition to the local water body — but they’re not,” the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources advised this year.
Groups of these large goldfish were recently found in Keller Lake.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we were about to go through this process all over again, with the EU acting as if it had the memory span of a giant goldfish.
They include “The goldfish Pool at Chartwell” painted in 1932 and “The Harbour, Cannes,” painted circa 1933.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block | Tom Teodorczuk | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And in item 6c I get to list my dependents—three children, four dogs, six laying hens, two goldfish, and a hamster.Up to a Point: I Do My Own Taxes With No Help, Except From a Couple of Bloody Marys | P. J. O’Rourke | April 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She told Harry that she did not want to live in the goldfish bowl of Royal family life.Loved-Up Harry And Cressida Appear In Public Together For Second Time In Three Days | Tom Sykes | March 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He found a manager who was buying a package of goldfish crackers and pulled the pellet gun on him.Should Juvenile Criminals Be Sentenced Like Adults? | Clark Merrefield | November 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Jets step up to help Elmo train and Elmo helps them score a win, or at least his pet goldfish Dorothy does.
There are clumps of ornamental wood, flower-beds, and artificial ponds with goldfish swimming in them.Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
My waif was curled up in my kimono, feeding my fan-tailed goldfish.Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Already the boy could take a pair of rabbits out of a high hat, or change a bunch of carrots into a bowl of goldfish.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
A good name, he seems to believe, is something which a woman carries tightly clasped in both arms like a bowl of goldfish.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
He said that when he grew up he was going to be a merchant, and he had already begun to carry on a trade in canaries and goldfish.Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
British Dictionary definitions for goldfish
a freshwater cyprinid fish, Carassius auratus, of E Europe and Asia, esp China, widely introduced as a pond or aquarium fish. It resembles the carp and has a typically golden or orange-red coloration
any of certain similar ornamental fishes, esp the golden orfe: See orfe
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