fishily


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fish·y

 (fĭsh′ē)
adj. fish·i·er, fish·i·est
1. Resembling or suggestive of fish, as in taste or odor.
2. Cold or expressionless: a fishy stare.
3. Informal Inspiring doubt or suspicion: Something is fishy about the accident.

fish′i·ly adv.
fish′i·ness n.
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Adv.1.fishily - in a questionably unusual manner; "this money had been queerly come by"
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Pumblechook continued to stand over me, staring fishily and breathing noisily, as he always did.
Rome and its night breathing like a man on an oxygen tank tubes shoved up his nose opens and shuts his mouth, fishily, rhythmically, trying for more air.
But given the record of British players at SW19 down the years (Henman excepted) it's no wonder they got away with a few strokes before the fluorescent bib brigade deduced that the standard was, after all, of a fishily poor nature.