herring herring  /ˈhɛ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
  2. (n) commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific

Usage(s):

  1. Even for fish, herring are not bright; to them a curtain of air bubbles looks like a stone wall.
  2. The justification that Japan had a lost decade is a red herring.
  3. Repeatedly during the campaign, President Truman had charged that the House committee's investigation of the Hiss-Chambers case was nothing but a red herring to divert the voters.

News

  1. Herring Takes Democratic Nomination for VA Attorney General

    Mark Herring has defeated Justin Fairfax for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC 29 Charlottesville

  2. Herring Takes Democratic Nomination for Attorney General

    Mark Herring has defeated Justin Fairfax for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC 29 Charlottesville

  3. Herring is Va. Democratic AG nominee

    Mark Herring captured nearly 52 percent of the vote in Tuesday's statewide primary.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Bland County Messenger

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Quotes

  1. Calling a boycott issue "a bit of a red herring," Hadley added: "I think, unfortunately, a lot of countries say, 'Well, if we say that we are not going to the opening ceremonies, we've checked the box on Tibet.' That's a cop-out. If other...
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Stephen Hadley Source: FOXNews

  2. "We were so pleased to announce Baynote as a Red Herring Top 100 Global Company," commented Red Herring publisher Alex Vieux. "Baynote has proven to be a company excelling in their industry and its ripples have turned into waves. It was...
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Alex Vieux Source: PR Web (press release)

  3. "The whole thing about the future of movies and technology is, to me, just a huge red herring, because movies are all about story and character," Jackson said.
    on Jul 26, 2009 By: Peter Jackson Source: Stuff.co.nz

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