angel fish


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shark \Shark\ (sh[aum]rk), 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. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes
      of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.
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   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, Carcharodon, and
         related genera. They have several rows of large sharp
         teeth with serrated edges, as the great white shark
         (Carcharodon carcharias or Carcharodon Rondeleti)
         of tropical seas, and the great blue shark
         (Carcharhinus glaucus syn. Prionace glauca) 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 (Carcharodon Atwoodi) is
         thought by some to be a variety, or the young, of
         Carcharodon carcharias. The dusky shark
         (Carcharhinus obscurus) is a common species on the
         coast of the United States of moderate size and not
         dangerous. It feeds on shellfish and bottom fishes.
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   Note: The original 1913 Webster also mentioned a "smaller
         blue shark (C. caudatus)", but this species could not
         be found mentioned on the Web (August 2002). The
         following is a list of Atlantic Ocean sharks:
         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
         Common and Scientific Names of Atlantic Sharks
         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
         from "Our Living Oceans 1995" (published by the
         National Printing Office):
         NMFS. 1999. Our Living Oceans. Report on the status of
         U.S. living marine resources, 1999. U.S. Dep. Commer.,
         NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-F/SPO-41, on-line version,
         http://spo.nwr.noaa.gov/olo99.htm.
         (the following list is found at at
         http://spo.nwr.noaa.gov/app5.pdf)
         (1) Pelagic Sharks
         Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)
         Bigeye thresher (Alopias superciliosus)
         Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)
         Sevengill shark (Heptrachias perlo)
         Sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus)
         Bigeye sixgill shark (Hexanchus vitulus)
         Shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus)
         Longfin mako (Isurus paucus)
         Porbeagle (Lamna nasus)
         Blue shark (Prionace glauca)
         (2)Large Coastal Sharks
         Sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)
         Reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi)
         Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus)
         Dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)
         Spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna)
         Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis)
         Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)
         Bignose shark (Carcharhinus altimus)
         Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis)
         Night shark (Carcharhinus signatus)
         White shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
         Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)
         Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
         Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)
         Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris)
         Ragged-tooth shark (Odontaspis ferox)
         Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)
         Scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini)
         Great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)
         Smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena)
         (3) Small Coastal Sharks
         Finetooth shark (Carcharhinus isodon)
         Blacknose shark (Carcharhinus acronotus)
         Atlantic sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon erraenovae)
         Caribbean sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon porosus)
         Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo)
         Atlantic angel shark (Squatina dumeril)
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   2. A rapacious, artful person; a sharper. [Colloq.]
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   3. Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark.
      [Obs.] --South.
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   Basking shark, Liver shark, Nurse shark, Oil shark,
   Sand shark, Tiger shark, etc. See under Basking,
      Liver, etc. See also Dogfish, Houndfish,
      Notidanian, and Tope.

   Gray shark, the sand shark.

   Hammer-headed shark. See Hammerhead.

   Port Jackson shark. See Cestraciont.

   Shark barrow, the eggcase of a shark; a sea purse.

   Shark ray. Same as Angel fish
      (a), under Angel.

   Thrasher shark or Thresher shark, a large, voracious
      shark. See Thrasher.

   Whale shark, a huge harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus) of
      the Indian Ocean. It becomes sixty feet or more in length,
      but has very small teeth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spadefish \Spade"fish`\ (sp[=a]d"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zool.)
   An American market fish (Chaetodipterus faber) common on
   the southern coasts; -- called also angel fish, moonfish,
   and porgy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Angel \An"gel\, n. [AS. [ae]ngel, engel, influenced by OF.
   angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are
   from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God,
   an angel.]
   1. A messenger. [R.]
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            The dear good angel of the Spring,
            The nightingale.                      --B. Jonson.
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   2. A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and
      intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's
      messengers.
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            O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
            Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings.
                                                  --Milton.
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   3. One of a class of "fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the
      devil and his angels.
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   4. A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic
      churches. [Archaic]
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            Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write.
                                                  --Rev. ii. 1.
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   5. Attendant spirit; genius; demon. --Shak.
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   6. An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic
      goodness or loveliness; a darling.
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            When pain and anguish wring the brow,
            A ministering angel thou.             --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   7. (Numis.) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the
      figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from
      6s. 8d. to 10s. --Amer. Cyc.
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   Note: Angel is sometimes used adjectively; as, angel grace;
         angel whiteness.
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   Angel bed, a bed without posts.

   Angel fish. (Zool.)
      (a) A species of shark (Squatina angelus) from six to
          eight feet long, found on the coasts of Europe and
          North America. It takes its name from its pectoral
          fins, which are very large and extend horizontally
          like wings when spread.
      (b) One of several species of compressed, bright colored
          fishes warm seas, belonging to the family
          Ch[ae]todontid[ae].

   Angel gold, standard gold. [Obs.] --Fuller.

   Angel shark. See Angel fish.

   Angel shot (Mil.), a kind of chain shot.

   Angel water, a perfumed liquid made at first chiefly from
      angelica; afterwards containing rose, myrtle, and
      orange-flower waters, with ambergris, etc. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Angel fish \An"gel fish\
   See under Angel.
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