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Croaker   /krˈoʊkər/   Listen

The lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S..
Any of several fishes that make a croaking noise.

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"Croaker" Quotes from Famous Books

... old croaker! Why can't you let well enough alone, without mentioning more evil? You know the old saying that to speak of trouble is to invite its visitation. Surely, there was nothing about to-day's postman to suggest disaster. ...
— Jessica, the Heiress • Evelyn Raymond

... Haddock Ling Cusk Summer Flounder Flatfish Muscallonge Northern Muscallonge Striped Mullet Common Mackerel Bonito Sauger Yellow Perch White Bass Striped Bass White Perch Sea Bass Scup Spotted Weakfish Croaker Bergall Spadefish Whiting Cod Burbot Hake Halibut Sand Dab ...
— New York at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis 1904 - Report of the New York State Commission • DeLancey M. Ellis

... was what the doctor calls a croaker, began on a long series of stories of ladies who, having "let themselves down" had died, either at ...
— The Woman Thou Gavest Me - Being the Story of Mary O'Neill • Hall Caine

... reason for it to be tight, and it's not goin' to keep OUR money tight! You're always runnin' to the woodshed to hide your nickels in a crack because some fool newspaper says the market's a little skeery! You listen to every street-corner croaker and then come and set here and try to scare ME out of a big thing! We're IN on this—understand? I tell you there never WAS better times. These are good times and big times, and I won't stand for any other kind o' talk. This country's on its feet as it never was before, ...
— The Turmoil - A Novel • Booth Tarkington

... about darkening the views of others, by perpetual complaints of evil, and awakening those considerations of danger and distress, which are, for the most part, lulled into a quiet oblivion. This he has done very strongly in his character of Suspirius[636], from which Goldsmith took that of Croaker, in his comedy of The Good-Natured Man[637], as Johnson told me he acknowledged to him, and which is, indeed, ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1 • Boswell

... joyously. "It's you, Croaker, sure pop. My eyes did not deceive me. I thought they had, Croaker. I thought I must be laboring under a mental strain. When I saw you coming up the street I says to myself, 'That's The Croak.' Then I took another look, and says, 'No, it can't be. The Croak's in ...
— Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York • Lemuel Ely Quigg

... croaker," he said, after a moment, "I know. I ought after all this time to try to make myself more agreeable; but you must pardon me if this was the first thing that came into my mind. Elinor is looking a great deal better than when I ...
— The Marriage of Elinor • Margaret Oliphant

... made him ashamed that he had ever for a moment listened to Drexley the lunatic, and Rice, miserable croaker. He held out his ...
— The Survivor • E.Phillips Oppenheim

Words linked to "Croaker" :   Micropogonias undulatus, Umbrina roncador, sciaenid fish, surf fish, queenfish, sciaenid, yellowfin croaker, croak, kingfish, Genyonemus lineatus, chenfish, saltwater fish, Atlantic croaker, surffish, Seriphus politus

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