Recent Examples of herring from the Web
There was one older gentleman in a tiny red blazer who throughout the evening would regale any open ear of his flush finances, which to me is either the perfect red herring to a lifetime of debt OR a man who really commits to party themes.
River herring, striped bass and white and yellow perch use the water in the area for spawning.
The argument that retirement savers have fewer investment options is also a red herring.
Critics of McConnell's health care plan said this is a bit of a red herring on Cassidy's part.
Forty minutes later, the next course arrived: three round potatoes shipped in from the island of Noirmoutier, off France's Atlantic coast, coated in smoked cream, gold caviar and herring.
Nonetheless, the 30-year-old actor took some time out of his Monday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to try and convince fans that the season seven spoilers that popped up on the internet over the past year could be red herrings.
But for ordinary Britons who, since the referendum, have endured a squeeze on incomes comparable to that during the financial crisis of 2008, the fishing industry is a red herring.
In the 1980s, Togiak herring was worth up to $950 a ton.
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Origin and Etymology of herring
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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