carp sucker

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quillback \Quill"back`\, n. (Zool.)
   An American fresh-water fish (Ictiobus cyprinus syn.
   Carpiodes cyprinus); -- called also carp sucker,
   sailfish, spearfish, and skimback.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sucker \Suck"er\ (s[u^]k"[~e]r), n.
   1. One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by
      which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere
      to other bodies.
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   2. A suckling; a sucking animal. --Beau. & Fl.
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   3. The embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a
      pump basket. --Boyle.
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   4. A pipe through which anything is drawn.
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   5. A small piece of leather, usually round, having a string
      attached to the center, which, when saturated with water
      and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth
      surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure,
      with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be
      thus lifted by the string; -- used by children as a
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   6. (Bot.) A shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of
      a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from diverting nourishment
      from the body of the plant.
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   7. (Zool.)
      (a) Any one of numerous species of North American
          fresh-water cyprinoid fishes of the family
          Catostomidae; so called because the lips are
          protrusile. The flesh is coarse, and they are of
          little value as food. The most common species of the
          Eastern United States are the northern sucker
          (Catostomus Commersoni), the white sucker
          (Catostomus teres), the hog sucker ({Catostomus
          nigricans}), and the chub, or sweet sucker ({Erimyzon
          sucetta}). Some of the large Western species are
          called buffalo fish, red horse, black horse, and
      (b) The remora.
      (c) The lumpfish.
      (d) The hagfish, or myxine.
      (e) A California food fish (Menticirrus undulatus)
          closely allied to the kingfish
      (a); -- called also bagre.
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   8. A parasite; a sponger. See def. 6, above.
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            They who constantly converse with men far above
            their estates shall reap shame and loss thereby; if
            thou payest nothing, they will count thee a sucker,
            no branch.                            --Fuller.
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   9. A hard drinker; a soaker. [Slang]
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   10. A greenhorn; someone easily cheated, gulled, or deceived.
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   11. A nickname applied to a native of Illinois. [U. S.]
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   12. A person strongly attracted to something; -- usually used
       with for; as, he's a sucker for tall blondes.

   11. Any thing or person; -- usually implying annoyance or
       dislike; as, I went to change the blade and cut my finger
       on the sucker. [Slang]

   Carp sucker, Cherry sucker, etc. See under Carp,
      Cherry, etc.

   Sucker fish. See Sucking fish, under Sucking.

   Sucker rod, a pump rod. See under Pump.

   Sucker tube (Zool.), one of the external ambulacral tubes
      of an echinoderm, -- usually terminated by a sucker and
      used for locomotion. Called also sucker foot. See
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Carp \Carp\, n.; pl. Carp, formerly Carps. [Cf. Icel. karfi,
   Dan. karpe, Sw. karp, OHG. charpho, G. karpfen, F. carpe, LL.
   carpa.] (Zool.)
   A fresh-water herbivorous fish (Cyprinus carpio.). Several
   other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are
   called carp. See Cruclan carp.
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   Note: The carp was originally from Asia, whence it was early
         introduced into Europe, where it is extensively reared
         in artificial ponds. Within a few years it has been
         introduced into America, and widely distributed by the
         government. Domestication has produced several
         varieties, as the leather carp, which is nearly or
         quite destitute of scales, and the mirror carp, which
         has only a few large scales. Intermediate varieties
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   Carp louse (Zool.), a small crustacean, of the genus
      Argulus, parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See

   Carp mullet (Zool.), a fish (Moxostoma carpio) of the
      Ohio River and Great Lakes, allied to the suckers.

   Carp sucker (Zool.), a name given to several species of
      fresh-water fishes of the genus Carpiodes in the United
      States; -- called also quillback.
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