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fin

(fĭn)
n.
A membranous appendage extending from the body of a fish or other aquatic animal, used for propelling, steering, or balancing the body in the water.
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fin

a flattened limb found in aquatic animals, and used for locomotion.
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The finless porpoise is mentioned in ancient Chinese poems and has been considered a harbinger of rain.
New information on the status of finless porpoises Neophocaena phocaenoides and Irrawaddy dolphins Orcaella brevirostris in Bangladesh and Myanmar.--Scientific Committee Document SC/57/SM4.
Based on these observations, we concluded that the confluence of the Yangtze and Wanhe rivers is a popular habitat of the Yangtze finless porpoise in autumn and winter.
Besides raising concerns, the Dubai-centric survey conducted along the coastline between Port Rashid and Jebel Ali, revealed this stretch alone is home to 89 bottlenose, 31 hump back and 36 finless porpoises - the only three species of dolphins recorded living in the local coastal waters.
Hotspur is not reflecting on heraldry, or even on genealogy, when he complains about 'the moldwarp and the ant', 'a dragon and a finless fish, /A clip-wing'd griffin and a moulten raven, / A couching lion and a ramping cat'.
(8) Viewers also see the alaia, a finless, ironing-board-like wooden plank that is reminiscent of what Polynesians used when they first began surfing.
(Non-compete clauses also can be found in althe context of partnership, LLC or business sale agreements.) 'finless it is worded very broadly.
(2009) observed significant neutrophilia in free-ranging male Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) under the stress of capture and handling conditions, as observed in the present study.
Among the 35 species (8 baleen whales and 27 toothed whales) that have been reported to inhabit the waters around Korea, at least two species, minke whales and finless porpoises, have been clearly related to ship strikes around Korean waters until now.
LEASING CONSULTANTS ire quick to point to their popular, state-of-art finless centers--but what if residents could get some daily exercise simply by renting an apartment above the ground floor?
Referring to the detailed features and specifications of the newly mass-produced ballistic missile, Vahidi said that Qiyam 1 is the country's first finless missile.