- The business portion of the town had " an ancient and fishlike smell," and most of the trade seemed to be in cotton and naval stores and products of the sea. - "The House Behind the Cedars", Charles W. Chesnutt.
- He was sealing his letter, when, without warning, " Fingerless" Fraser appeared at his side, his fishlike eyes agleam, his colorless face drawn with anxiety. - "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.
- Joe's mouth opened and closed, fishlike. - "Then I'll Come Back to You", Larry Evans.