noun, plural (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) min·nows, (especially collectively, Rare) min·now for 1-3.
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"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.
The Minnow bites freely in fine weather, and you may take almost as many as you please by angling for them.
Should rain fall at this season, after the water has been low for some time, Trout will take a minnow exceedingly well.
The former is styled the Archimedean, the latter the Phantom Minnow, which collapses when struck by a fish.
Courtiers of forty years' standing, and such I may write myself, are as far to seek in the matter as a minnow in the Maelstrom.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott
They permit trolling with angels, or phantoms, or the natural minnow.Angling Sketches|Andrew Lang