Fish-tail burner, a gas burner that gives a spreading flame shaped somewhat like the tail of a fish. Fish-tail propeller(Steamship), a propeller with a single blade that oscillates like the tail of a fish when swimming.

(Fish"wife`) n. A fishwoman.

(Fish"wom`an) n.; pl. Fishwomen A woman who retails fish.

(Fish"y) a.

1. Consisting of fish; fishlike; having the qualities or taste of fish; abounding in fish. Pope.

2. Extravagant, like some stories about catching fish; improbable; also, rank or foul. [Colloq.]

(Fisk) v. i. [Cf. Sw. fjeska to bustle about.] To run about; to frisk; to whisk. [Obs.]

He fisks abroad, and stirreth up erroneous opinions.

(Fis`si*gem*ma"tion) n. [L. fissus (p. p. of findere to split) + E. gemmation.] (Biol.) A process of reproduction intermediate between fission and gemmation.

(Fis"sile) a. [L. fissilis, fr. fissus, p. p. of findere to split. See Fissure.] Capable of being split, cleft, or divided in the direction of the grain, like wood, or along natural planes of cleavage, like crystals.

This crystal is a pellucid, fissile stone.
Sir I. Newton.

(Fis`si*lin"gual) a. [L. fissus (p. p. of findere to split) + E. lingual.] (Zoöl.) Having the tongue forked.

(||Fis`si*lin"gui*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. fissus (p. p. o f findere to split) + lingua tongue.] (Zoöl.) A group of Lacertilia having the tongue forked, including the common lizards. [Written also Fissilingues.]

(Fis*sil"i*ty) n. Quality of being fissile.

(Fis"sion) n. [L. fissio. See Fissure.]

1. A cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts.

(Fish"like) a. Like fish; suggestive of fish; having some of the qualities of fish.

A very ancient and fishlike smell.

(Fish"mon`ger) n. A dealer in fish.

(Fish"skin`) n.

1. The skin of a fish (dog fish, shark, etc.)

2. (Med.) See Ichthyosis.

(Fish"-tac`kle) n. A tackle or purchase used to raise the flukes of the anchor up to the gunwale. The block used is called the fish-block.

(Fish"-tail`) a. Like the of a fish; acting, or producing something, like the tail of a fish.

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