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Definition: sand shark
n : shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both
sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers [syn:
, Carcharias taurus
, Odontaspis taurus
English → English
Definition: Sand shark
, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant,
Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.]
1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not
reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose
grains, which are not coherent when wet.
That finer matter, called sand, is no other than
very small pebbles. --Woodward.
2. A single particle of such stone. [R.] --Shak.
3. The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of
time; the term or extent of one's life.
The sands are numbered that make up my life. --Shak.
4. pl. Tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of
Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed
by the ebb of the tide. “The Libyan sands.”
“The sands o' Dee.”
5. Courage; pluck; grit. [Slang]
(Zo["o]l.), the Japanese badger (Meles ankuma
(a) A bag filled with sand or earth, used for various
purposes, as in fortification, for ballast, etc.
(b) A long bag filled with sand, used as a club by
, soap mixed with sand, made into a ball for use
at the toilet.
(a) (Chem.) A vessel of hot sand in a laboratory, in which
vessels that are to be heated are partially immersed.
(b) A bath in which the body is immersed in hot sand.
, a thick layer of sand, whether deposited
naturally or artificially; specifically, a thick layer of
sand into which molten metal is run in casting, or from a
(Zo["o]l.), a collective name for numerous
species of limicoline birds, such as the sandpipers,
plovers, tattlers, and many others; -- called also shore birds
, a process of engraving and cutting glass and
other hard substances by driving sand against them by a
steam jet or otherwise; also, the apparatus used in the
(a) A box with a perforated top or cover, for sprinkling
paper with sand.
(b) A box carried on locomotives, from which sand runs on
the rails in front of the driving wheel, to prevent
(Bot.), a tropical American tree (Hura crepitans
). Its fruit is a depressed many-celled woody
capsule which, when completely dry, bursts with a loud
report and scatters the seeds. See Illust. of Regma
(Zo["o]l.), an American anomuran crustacean
) which burrows in sandy seabeaches. It
is often used as bait by fishermen. See Illust. under
(Zo["o]l.), a tubular vessel having a calcareous
coating, and connecting the oral ambulacral ring with the
madreporic tubercle. It appears to be excretory in
(Zo["o]l.), the redshank. [Prov. Eng.]
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Sand saucer
(a) The lady crab.
(b) A land crab, or ocypodian.
(Far.), a crack extending downward from the
coronet, in the wall of a horse's hoof, which often causes
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
large terrestrial crickets of the genus Stenophelmatus
and allied genera, native of the sandy plains of the
Western United States.
(Zo["o]l.), any ophidioid fish. See Illust.
(Zo["o]l.), a small American flounder (Limanda ferruginea
); -- called also rusty dab
. The name is also
applied locally to other allied species.
(Zo["o]l.), a small etheostomoid fish of the
Ohio valley (Ammocrypta pellucida
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
flat circular sea urchins, which live on sandy bottoms,
especially Echinarachnius parma
of the American coast.
, drifting sand; also, a mound or bank of drifted
(a) A lant, or launce.
(b) A slender Pacific Ocean fish of the genus
, having barbels about the mouth.
, sandstone which splits up into flagstones.
(a) Any species of flea which inhabits, or breeds in,
sandy places, especially the common dog flea.
(b) The chigoe.
(c) Any leaping amphipod crustacean; a beach flea, or
orchestian. See Beach flea
, under Beach
, a vast body of sand borne along by the wind.
(a) The sandnecker.
(b) The European smooth dab (Pleuronectes microcephalus
); -- called also kitt
, town dab
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
dipterous flies of the genus Simulium
, abounding on
sandy shores, especially Simulium nocivum
of the United
States. They are very troublesome on account of their
biting habits. Called also no-see-um
. (Geol.) See Sand pipe
(Bot.), any species of grass which grows in
sand; especially, a tufted grass (Triplasis purpurea
with numerous bearded joints, and acid awl-shaped leaves,
growing on the Atlantic coast.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of Old
World birds belonging to the suborder Pterocletes, and
resembling both grouse and pigeons. Called also rock grouse
, rock pigeon
, and ganga
. They mostly belong to
the genus Pterocles
, as the common Indian species (P. exustus
). The large sand grouse (P. arenarius
painted sand grouse (P. fasciatus
), and the pintail sand
grouse (P. alchata
) are also found in India. See Illust.
, a hill of sand; a dune.
(Zo["o]l.), the American brown crane (Grus Mexicana
(Zo["o]l.), a beach flea; an orchestian.
(Zo["o]l.), a sand wasp.
(a) A small lark (Alaudala raytal
), native of India.
(b) A small sandpiper, or plover, as the ringneck, the
sanderling, and the common European sandpiper.
(c) The Australian red-capped dotterel ([AE]gialophilus ruficapillus
); -- called also red-necked plover
(Zo["o]l.), a lant, or launce.
(Zo["o]l.), a common European lizard (Lacerta agilis
(Zo["o]l.), the bank swallow.
(Zo["o]l.), the coast rat.
(Zo["o]l.), a large Egyptian lizard (Monitor arenarius
) which inhabits dry localities.
(Zo["o]l.), the dunlin. [Prov. Eng.]
. (Bot.) See under Myrtle
(Zo["o]l.), either of two small Asiatic
partridges of the genus Ammoperdix
. The wings are long
and the tarsus is spurless. One species (A. Heeji
inhabits Palestine and Arabia. The other species (A. Bonhami
), inhabiting Central Asia, is called also seesee partridge
, and teehoo
, a picture made by putting sand of different
colors on an adhesive surface.
(a) The sauger.
(b) The lizard fish.
, a sand storm which takes the form of a
whirling pillar in its progress in desert tracts like
those of the Sahara and Mongolia.
(Geol.), a tubular cavity, from a few inches to
several feet in depth, occurring especially in calcareous
rocks, and often filled with gravel, sand, etc.; -- called
also sand gall
(Zo["o]l.), a small British lamprey now
considered to be the young of larger species; -- called
also sand prey
, in artesian well boring, a long, slender bucket
with a valve at the bottom for raising sand from the well.
(Zo["o]l.), the pocket gopher.
, a rock made of cemented sand.
(Zo["o]l.), the turnstone.
(Zo["o]l.), the mass of egg capsules, or
o["o]thec[ae], of any mollusk of the genus Natica
allied genera. It has the shape of a bottomless saucer,
and is coated with fine sand; -- called also sand collar
(Zo["o]l.), an amphipod crustacean
), which burrows in the sandy
seabeaches of Europe and America.
(Zo["o]l.), an American shark (Odontaspis littoralis
) found on the sandy coasts of the Eastern
United States; -- called also gray shark
, and dogfish shark
. See Illust. under Remora
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Old
World lizards belonging to the genus Seps
; as, the
ocellated sand skink (Seps ocellatus
) of Southern
(Zo["o]l.), a beach flea, or orchestian.
(Zo["o]l.), a silverside.
(a) Any one of several species of harmless burrowing
snakes of the genus Eryx
, native of Southern Europe,
Africa, and Asia, especially E. jaculus
of India and
, used by snake charmers.
(b) Any innocuous South African snake of the genus
, especially P. sibilans
(Zo["o]l.), the sandpiper.
(Zo["o]l.), an ophiurioid starfish living on
sandy sea bottoms; a brittle star.
, a cloud of sand driven violently by the wind.
, the sandnecker.
(Zo["o]l.), the bank swallow. See under
, (Golf) a shallow pit on a golf course having a
layer of sand in it, usually located near a green, and
designed to function as a hazard, due to the difficulty of
hitting balls effectively from such a position.
, a tube made of sand. Especially:
(a) A tube of vitrified sand, produced by a stroke of
lightning; a fulgurite.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) Any tube made of cemented sand.
(c) (Zo["o]l.) In starfishes, a tube having calcareous
particles in its wall, which connects the oral water
tube with the madreporic plate.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Hognose snake
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
hymenopterous insects belonging to the families
, which dig burrows in
sand. The female provisions the nest with insects or
spiders which she paralyzes by stinging, and which serve
as food for her young.
, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr.
carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari`as, so called from
its sharp teeth, fr. ka`rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth;
or perhaps named from its rapacity (cf. Shark
, v. t. & i.);
cf. Corn. scarceas.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch
fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.
Note: Some sharks, as the basking shark and the whale shark,
grow to an enormous size, the former becoming forty
feet or more, and the latter sixty feet or more, in
length. Most of them are harmless to man, but some are
exceedingly voracious. The man-eating sharks mostly
belong to the genera Carcharhinus
related genera. They have several rows of large sharp
teeth with serrated edges, as the great white shark
or Carcharodon Rondeleti
of tropical seas, and the great blue shark
) of all tropical and temperate
seas. The former sometimes becomes thirty-six feet
long, and is the most voracious and dangerous species
known. The rare man-eating shark of the United States
coast (Charcarodon Atwoodi
) is thought by some to be
a variety, or the young, of C. carcharias
. The dusky
shark (Carcharhinus obscurus
), and the smaller blue
shark (C. caudatus
), both common species on the coast
of the United States, are of moderate size and not
dangerous. They feed on shellfish and bottom fishes.
2. A rapacious, artful person; a sharper. [Colloq.]
3. Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark.
, Liver shark
, Nurse shark
, Oil shark
, Tiger shark
, etc. See under Basking
, etc. See also Dogfish
, and Tope
, the sand shark.
. See Hammerhead
Port Jackson shark
. See Cestraciont
, the eggcase of a shark; a sea purse.
. Same as Angel fish
(a), under Angel
or Thresher shark
, a large, voracious
shark. See Thrasher
, a huge harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus
the Indian Ocean. It becomes sixty feet or more in length,
but has very small teeth.