Fair maid

(Zool.) The European pilchard (Clupea pilchardus) when dried.
The southern scup (Stenotomus Gardeni).
(Zool.) See under Fair, a.

See also: Fair, Fair, Maid

References in classic literature ?
An illustration of this chapter may be read in The Fair Maid of Perth, by Sir Walter Scott; The King's Tragedy (poetry), by D.
To thyself, fair maid,'' answered De Bracy, in his former tone ``to thine own charms be ascribed whate'er I have done which passed the respect due to her, whom I have chosen queen of my heart, and loadstar of my eyes.
We have to confess, to the disgrace of our hero and of floriculture, that of his two affections he felt most strongly inclined to regret the loss of Rosa; and when, at about three in the morning, he fell asleep overcome with fatigue, and harassed with remorse, the grand black tulip yielded precedence in his dreams to the sweet blue eyes of the fair maid of Friesland.
A fair maid, that," he said smilingly, "and one more worthy the golden arrow than the Sheriff's haughty miss.
Knocking at the jade door At the western gate of the golden house, he bids A fair maid breathe his name to one more fair Than all.
When that is off we shall see how he regards the fair maid whose heart he cannot win, though her stern father bestows her hand," returned the troubadour.
Inevitably, therefore, he is careless and slipshod, but some of his portrayals of sturdy English men and women and of romantic adventure (as in 'The Fair Maid of the West') are of refreshing naturalness and breeziness.
The Fair Maid of Perth Chase will target Mares who are deemed to have the necessary stamina to stay three miles.
Will Robin seize the day and win the hand of his fair Maid Marion?
Similarly, in Katherine Inglis's analysis of The Fair Maid of Perth, scenes of return from death that do not refer to the means of that resuscitation may not speak to the prevalence of transfusion.
Among their topics are reading agony in The Theory of Moral Sentiments, the origins of a modern medical ethics in Enlightenment Scotland, the construction of Robert Fergusson's illness and death, Robert Burns and melancholy, blood and the revenant in Walter Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth, and John Thomson and the making of the medical biography An Account of.
In fact the biggest sensation was Charlie Chaplin, "the scream of the earth", making his comic-book debut in Funny Wonder in 1915, whisking a fair maid off to I Fryem for fish and chips.