Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fin.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This event is unfolding as we speak and unless you expect Obama to swim out there in fins and snorkle with a giant sponge I suggest you wait before attempting to draw comparisons.

    Is oil spill 'Obama's Katrina'?

  • But British conservation groups warn that the high market value of shark fins is fuelling the outlawed practice of "finning", where sharks are hacked with machetes to remove their fins, often while still alive, before the carcasses are dumped overboard.

    Shark Populations in Sharp Decline | Impact Lab

  • Lengthening and broadening of fins is not proof of flight, either.

    Did ichthyosaurs fly? Probably not, no

  • For BASF, Mr. von Klemperer has designed a linear building with an open facade with large plates of glass that appear "Jets green" and cantilevered edges he calls "fins" on the east and west sides that add to the energy efficiency of the building.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The majority of sharks caught for their fins are the blue sharks, threshers and hammerheads of more exotic waters, but North Atlantic species, including the porbeagle, angel, shortfin mako and spiny dogfish – sold in British fish and chip shops as rock salmon – are also under threat.

    Shark Populations in Sharp Decline | Impact Lab

  • He had a very graceful shape besides, and his fins were the envy of all the young fish of his acquaintance.

    How Sammy Went to Coral-Land

  • Though stationary, they kept up a constant sculling or waving motion with their fins, which is exceedingly graceful, and expressive of their humble happiness; for unlike ours, the element in which they live is a stream which must be constantly resisted.

    The Log of the Sun A Chronicle of Nature's Year

  • Though stationary, they keep up a constant sculling or waving motion with their fins, which is exceedingly graceful, and expressive of their humble happiness; for unlike ours, the element in which they live is a stream which must be constantly resisted.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • The fins are the key ingredient in shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy.

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • To look back and see a saloons pup nibbling at one of my fins will be a memory that will endure for a long time.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

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