Usage examples for mackerel

  1. As housekeeper, Mrs. Dobson was a little inclined at first to stand in awe of the governor's mother, and so offered no remonstrance when the tea grounds from supper were carefully saved to be boiled up for breakfast, as both Melinda and Aunt Barbara preferred tea to coffee, but when it came to a mackerel and a half for seven people, and four of them men, Mrs. Dobson demurred, and Melinda's opinion in requisition, the result was that three fishes, instead of one and a half smoked upon the breakfast table next morning, together with toast and mutton- chops. – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. Airplane spruce production is dead- dead as a salt mackerel and fir and cedar slumped with it. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  3. Have you heard whether there are any mackerel in?" – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim