1861‘A Lady’Life at Cape (1963) 22Presently one little bold klipfish, gleaming in bronze armour came nibbling at the bait.
1880‘C.W.’ inCape Monthly Mag.II. Mar. 157A..box of tackle containing everything for catching fish of any size from a klipfish to a red steinbrass.
1913D. FairbridgePiet of Italy 6The cuttlefish spread out their long arms and lift their cruel faces to peer..into quiet corners in which small and foolish klip-fish may be dozing.
1919M.M. SteynDiary 1In Dixby’s Bay I have hauled, with a small net, seventy klipfish in one haul.
1930C.L. BidenSea-Angling Fishes 158The migration of the steenbras fits in well with the natural cycle of propagation of the most common species of klipfish (Clinus superciliosus one of the few sea fishes giving birth to its young) and of octopus.
c1933J. Juta inA.C. PartridgeLives, Lett. & Diaries (1971) 159A small, delicate-flavoured fish called klipfish — literally, ‘stone fish’ by reason of its haunts in the rocky weed-covered pools along that stretch of coast.
2.obsolescent.Usually with qualifying words, king klipfish or koning klipfish/kʊənəŋ -/ [partial translation of South African Dutch koning klipvisch, koning king + klipvisch see klipvis]:the kingklip (sense 2), Genypterus capensis.
1823W.W. BirdState of Cape of G.H. 159The king klipfish, the steen brazen, and the stompneus, are all of excellent quality.
1985J. Hellberg inS.-Easter Oct.–Nov. 4Those were..the days when there were ‘plenty of fish but no market..When we caught kingklip we just threw them back because we couldn’t sell them. In the 32 years of fishing I never sold a single klipfish’ he recalls wryly.
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