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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.
References in classic literature ?
So the shark went off and chased Ben Ali over to the Doctor.
asked the pirate, looking down sideways at the big shark who was smelling his leg under the water.
Then the Doctor turned to the big shark, and waving his hand he said,
I wouldn't throw a sick cat overside with a shark around.
Don't tell me it is necessary for a shark to turn on its back.
They rolled out of the saloon and into the arms of the sharks and harpies.
The custom of the woolly-heads of burying their dead in the sea did not tend to discourage the sharks from making the adjacent waters a hangout.
One of the niggers elected to come with me, and we swam along silently, side by side, now and again putting our faces into the water and peering about for sharks.
I swam doggedly on, hoping that that was the last unattached shark.
The shark dropped back into the sea, helpless, yet with its full strength, doomed--to lingering starvation--a living death less meet for it than for the man who devised the punishment.
Knowing fully the peril of my act, I thrust the blunt-sharp end of my squid-stick into the side of the shark, much as one would attract a passing acquaintance with a thumb-nudge in the ribs.
Shark it was, and not crocodile, and not so timidly would it have sheered clear but for the fact that it was fairly full with a recent feed of a huge sea turtle too feeble with age to escape.