Fry

Fry

, n. [OE. fri, fry, seed, descendants, cf. OF. froye spawning, spawn of. fishes, little fishes, fr. L. fricare tosub (see Friction), but cf. also Icel. fr, frj, seed, Sw. & Dan. fr, Goth. fraiw seed, descendants.]
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1. (Zol.) The young of any fish.
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2. A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general.
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The fry of children young.
Spenser.
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To sever . . . the good fish from the other fry.
Milton.
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We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and twenty small fry.
Walpole.
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