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king of the herrings
Opah O"pah, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large oceanic fish (Lampris quttatus), inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean. It is remarkable for its brilliant colors, which are red, green, and blue, with tints of purple and gold, covered with round silvery spots. Called also king of the herrings.
King of the herrings
Herring Her"ring, n. [OE. hering, AS. h[ae]ring; akin to D. haring, G. h["a]ring, hering, OHG. haring, hering, and prob. to AS. here army, and so called because they commonly move in large numbers. Cf. Harry.] (Zo["o]l.) One of various species of fishes of the genus Clupea, and allied genera, esp. the common round or English herring (C. harengus) of the North Atlantic. Herrings move in vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and America, where they are salted and smoked in great quantities. Herring gull (Zo["o]l.), a large gull which feeds in part upon herrings; esp., Larus argentatus in America, and L. cachinnans in England. See Gull. Herring hog (Zo["o]l.), the common porpoise. King of the herrings. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The chim[ae]ra (C. monstrosa) which follows the schools of herring. See Chim[ae]ra. (b) The opah.

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- King of the herrings is a common name for several fishes and may refer to: Regalecus glesne Trachipterus arcticus This disambiguation page lists articles...
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- Other common names include Pacific oarfish, king of herrings, ribbonfish, and streamer fish. R. glesne is the world's longest bony fish. Its shape is ribbon-like...
- "God Save the Queen" (alternatively "God Save the King", depending on the gender of the reigning monarch) is the royal anthem in a number of Commonwealth...
- giant oarfish or king of herrings Regalecus russelii (G. Cuvier, 1816) Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Regalecus in FishBase...
- Joanne King Herring (born July 3, 1929) is an American socialite, businesswoman, political activist, philanthropist, diplomat, and former television talk...
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- the daughter (Lorna Gray) of the overthrown king pays Hailstone a visit, going by the name Mattie Herring (a spoof of World War I spy Mata Hari). The...
- is also known as the Glorieuze Overtocht or Glorious Crossing by the Dutch. It refers to the deposition of James II and VII, king of England, Scotland...
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