from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shark, Scylliorhinus canicula, a small species abundant in the Mediterranean and vicinity: so named from the spots. See cat-shark.


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  • Mr. Giddings and the boys were all excited at the thought of getting a harpoon into a huge leopard-shark, which will fight any and everything that swims, as well as many things of flesh which do not swim, not excepting man himself.

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  • Mr. Choate judged this fuss to be caused either by a leopard-shark killing its prey, or by some battle royal between two equally big denizens of the deep.

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