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Aquatic animals start a movement
But do not even move an inch
They say it is a word split into three
But we ducks do not see
The entire word, they say,
Is an unfriendly prig
I did not believe a word they said
Until they offered some bread

Help me get the bread!

Hint 1:

The description of the phrase of the three words only takes up the first line. Try to substitute the words for others and join them to get the full word. Also, not many words fit line 6 that have three words in them.

Hint 2:

It is 11 letters long.

Hint 3:

The first word inside is 5 letters long, the second 2, and the last 4.

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  • $\begingroup$ ROT13(Gur gvgyr pbhyq ersre gb gur "Ndhnevhz", juvpu vf bar zbirzrag sebz gur Pneaniny bs gur Navznyf ol Fnvag-Fnraf. Gur ndhngvp navznyf "qb abg zbir na vapu": gurl fgnaq gurer, rnpu bar cynlvat gurve vafgehzrag.) $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Sep 29 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ @ArnaudMortier This is another 'word split into three' puzzle (the last one being the First of Three) kind of like a Riley riddle, the second line is to clarify that a movement does not mean moving around and the title and first line describe the three words in the word that make the phrase. $\endgroup$ – Duck Sep 29 at 20:01
  • $\begingroup$ Is this hint not too explicit? $\endgroup$ – Certainly not a dog Oct 2 at 4:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Certainlynotadog See 'The First of Three' (by clicking on my account or searching it on the search bar.) $\endgroup$ – Duck Oct 2 at 4:47
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I think you are

STANDOFFISH

Aquatic animals

OF FISH

                          start a movement
but do not move an inch

STAND

They say it is a word split into three

It's a standing of the fish - a STAND OF FISH

The entire word, they say,
Is an unfriendly prig

If someone is standoffish, they are distant, cold, and/or unfriendly

I did not believe a word they said
Until they offered some bread

Mmm, tasty :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice job! Correct! $\endgroup$ – Duck Oct 11 at 23:19
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the bread! Now those fish won't bother me! $\endgroup$ – Duck Oct 12 at 21:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Duck Any more puzzles fermenting in your brain? :) $\endgroup$ – Avi Oct 12 at 21:44
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    $\begingroup$ Not yet, but I'll try! $\endgroup$ – Duck Oct 12 at 21:45

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