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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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When he had brought the precious robes, the Crab put on the golden garment and then crept upon the golden cushion, and in this way the fisherman carried him to the castle, where the Crab presented the other garment to his bride.
You could do no such thing, Fernand; you are a soldier, and if you remain at the Catalans it is because there is no war; so remain a fisherman, and contented with my friendship, as I cannot give you more.
But should we not find any fisherman and should the wind shift to the north?
As he turned over in his thoughts all that had been told of the singular adventure of the negro fisherman, his imagination gave a totally different complexion[1] to the tale.
He determined privately to seek out the black fisherman, and get him to serve as guide to the place where he had witnessed the mysterious scene of interment.
When the fisherman went home to his wife in the pigsty, he told her how he had caught a great fish, and how it had told him it was an enchanted prince, and how, on hearing it speak, he had let it go again.
The fisherman did not much like the business: however, he went to the seashore; and when he came back there the water looked all yellow and green.
Every Greek fisherman on the river contributed to the sum.
Nevertheless, we were five hundred yards away when the big fisherman hailed us.
Havelok lived with the fisherman, and grew great and fair and strong.
When the Fisherman pulled the net out of the sea, he cried out joyfully:
He then picked out the fisherman from the rest, and put a question to him, turning about again towards the sea: "Tell me," he said.

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