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  • Not so much for coral or reef fish as giant palagic fish, hammer-head sharks and whales.

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  • Though I love 19th C literature for the most part, the taste for Dickens has always eluded me, and for much the same reasons you state: caricature and hammer-head 'message.'

    Eight Ways in Which the BBC Miniseries Has Inspired Me Not to Read Charles Dickens' Bleak House

  • Three hundred yards from the beach the dorsal fin of a huge hammer-head shark obtruded about two feet as it leisurely quartered a favourite hunting-ground.

    My Tropic Isle

  • The hammer-head has not the reputation of being an active enemy of man.

    Tropic Days

  • This hammer-head would not sleep in the shadow, so let it be made aware of the serpent.

    Tropic Days

  • Very fresh shark generally does not require brining, an exception being made for the hammer-head shark which should always be brined.

    Chapter 5

  • The steam-hammer that bears his name, which means a ponderous and powerful machine in which the hammer is lifted by the direct action of steam in a piston, the lower end of whose rod is the hammer-head, has done more for the development of the iron industry than any other mechanical invention.

    Steam, Steel and Electricity

  • It finally, with many improvements in detail, grew into a monster, the hammer-head, or

    Steam, Steel and Electricity

  • -- The power-hammer, properly so-called, consists, in addition to the hammer-head, of two standards to whose inner sides are bolted guides upon which slides the moving mass.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

  • The pneumatic hammers had a crank, with a connecting rod or a slotted crossbar on the piston-rod, a piston and a cylinder which formed the hammer-head.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

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