[ noun ] (zoology) any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned
Used in print(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
Japanese fishermen have sometimes observed that sardines hauled up in their nets during a tsunami have enormously swollen stomachs ; the fish have swallowed vast numbers of bottom living diatoms , raised to the surface by the disturbance .
[ noun ] (chemistry,food) small fatty fish usually canned
Used in print(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
A quarter inch this way or that for the hardbake , or the toffee , or the barley sugar , or the sardines , or the bitters , or the condensed_milk , or the stationery , or the needles - what could it mean ?