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FISH

An abbreviation for "first in, still here." The term is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the first in, first out accounting method. It refers to a company that keeps its inventory for a long time, often because of poor sales. Ultimately, this may render inventory obsolete. A company dealing with FISH may be in or near financial trouble.
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He would be in no hurry, but one night Strickland would get a knife-thrust in his back, and in a day or two the corpse of a nameless beach-comber would be fished out of the dirty water of the harbour.
He dived under the bed (the sheets were gray with want of washing), and fished out another bottle.
Tarzan fished the little black diary from the bottom of his quiver, and handed it to his companion.
No, my friend: they have been fished, and there is enough left to stock all the pools in the neighborhood.
I fished out a couple of eggs that had got cracked, and put those in.
This made them weak by dividing them, for those who fished here and those on the schooner at Pauloo were fifty miles apart, and there were others farther away still.
But the Meat-Eaters, who lived across the divide in the Big Valley, stood together, hunted together, fished together, and fought together.
He fished for some time with small success--not a fish would rise at him; but as he prowled along the bank, he was presently aware of mighty ones feeding in a pool on the opposite side, under the shade of a huge willow-tree.
After we had fished some time and caught nothing - for when I had fish on my hook I would not pull them up, that he might not see them - I said to the Moor, "This will not do; our master will not be thus served; we must stand farther off.
MegaBait Twitchn'L lures work well in silver shad colors fished near the surface.