pilot fish

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or pilot fish (pī′lət-fĭsh′)
n. pl. pilotfish or pi·lot·fish·es or pilot fish or pilot fish·es
A marine carangid fish (Naucrates ductor) that often swims in company with sharks and other large fishes and with sea turtles.

pilot fish



1. (Animals) a small carangid fish, Naucrates ductor, of tropical and subtropical seas, marked with dark vertical bands: often accompanies sharks and other large fishes
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related fishes
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Picture to yourself the pilot fish with the shark, the jackal with the lion--anything that is insignificant in companionship with what is formidable: not only formidable, Watson, but sinister--in the highest degree sinister.
In fairness, Hadley and Jorgie Porter shouldn't have refused to serve Lady C and her pilot fish Chris "Liar" Eubank and crybaby Kieron Dyer as they enjoyed their night of luxury.
Prior Information Notice: New laboratory and office building with pilot fish in bremerhaven.
A 10-inch pilot fish becomes a feast for the three starving survivors.
In the 1964 version she appears only in the cobbled-together "There is Never Any End to Paris" (published now as two separate pieces, "Winters in Schruns" and "The Pilot Fish and the Rich"), where she is simply alluded to and not named.
Big Fish Little Fish" - a shark and pilot fish captured by Len Deeley from Surrey