Definition of Sharks

1. Noun. (plural of shark) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sharks

1. shark [v] - See also: shark

Medical Definition of Sharks

1. A group of elongate elasmobranchs. Sharks are mostly marine fish, with certain species large and voracious. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharks

shark liver oil
shark oil
shark repellent
sharke
sharked
sharker
sharkers
sharkfin
sharkfins
sharking
sharkings
sharkish
sharkless
sharklike
sharkmeat
sharks (current term)
sharkskin
sharkskins
sharksucker
sharksuckers
sharky
sharn
sharnier
sharniest
sharns
sharny
sharp-and-a-half
sharp-cornered
sharp-eared

Literary usage of Sharks

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"The rough skin of sharks is employed by joiners for polishing fine-grained wood, ... The sharks embrace several families, among which prominent ones are the ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"We have caught in one haul, where there has been no reason to sup- ; •••: that the trawl has sunk more than two "chts in the clay, over six hundred sharks' ..."

3. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"Some of these sharks have the most highly specialized teeth to be found among fishes, most effective as knives or as scissors. Still others have the most ..."

4. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead by James George Frazer (1913)
"Ghosts in animals, such as sharks, alligators, snakes, bonitos, and frigate birds. The belief in ghosts underlies the Melan- esian conception of magic. as ..."

5. Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits by Alfred Cort Haddon, William Halse Rivers Rivers, Charles Gabriel Seligman, Charles Samuel Myers, William McDougall, Sidney Herbert Ray, Anthony Wilkin (1912)
"307) of what is evidently an Isopod which is ecto-parasitic on sharks; the design appears to be concerned only with the feet of the crustacean. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"In this paper I briefly record some observations made on the sharks and rays which occur in this field. Four species of sharks, Ginglymostoma cirratum, ..."

7. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"[Curious Fact relative to sharks and Alligators. Query ? ... so little apprehension of sharks, that the children are constantly playing in the water; ..."

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