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shark

(shärk)
n.
Any of numerous cartilaginous fishes of the subclass Elasmobranchii that are chiefly carnivorous and marine. Sharks have a streamlined torpedolike body, five to seven gill openings on each side of the head, a large oil-filled liver, and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales.
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Flashing her sharklike smile and showing an avid taste for blood, Malick makes it clear that, while traders are free to flap their fins, Betty is the big fish who decides who gets to swim in this tank.
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The mouth may attempt a smile, but the eyes remain sharklike.
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As I turned back onto the road, so would the Mercedes, nosing slowly but with a deliberate, sharklike motion into my wake.