Here are some chosen words from a large group:

angel bat cling dog glass hatchet ice king knife lamp lancet lion lung noodle oil parrot pin pipe rainbow rock sand sun surgeon tile trigger turkey velvet viper

Can you explain what they have in common?


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All of these words:

can be followed by the word FISH to make the name of a sea creature.

The full list is as follows, with Wikipedia links provided:

Angelfish, Batfish, Clingfish, Dogfish, Glassfish, Hatchetfish, Icefish, Kingfish, Knifefish, Lampfish, Lancetfish, Lionfish, Lungfish, Noodlefish, Oilfish, Parrotfish, Pinfish, Pipefish, Rainbowfish, Rockfish, Sandfish, Sunfish, Surgeonfish, Tilefish, Triggerfish, Turkeyfish, Velvetfish, Viperfish.

And here's the answer in visual form!

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    $\begingroup$ For those wondering about the title, I believe it likely has no bearing on the puzzle itself and is intended purely as a joke, in the vein of "here's yet another connections puzzle" :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 9:25
  • $\begingroup$ Not sure if some of these would make it too obvious, but you could add (just off the top of my head) rot13(Oybj, Png, Pybja, Qbycuva, Unt, Zbax, Ent, Fvyire, Juvgr, Lryybj) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 19:10
  • $\begingroup$ Stiv, you are right, it was intended as a joke ;D @DarrelHoffman I found about 100 such names. I decided to choose only some least obvious. $\endgroup$
    – mpasko256
    Commented Jan 26, 2021 at 10:22

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