American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several carangid fishes of the genus Decapterus, especially D. punctatus of the western Atlantic.
- n. Informal A large number or amount. Often used in the plural: Scads of people are in the hall.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish, probably the shad.
- n. A carangoid fish, formerly Caranx trachurus, now Trachurus saurus, also called saurel, skipjack, and horse-mackerel, of a fusiform shape, with vertical plates arming the entire lateral line from the shoulder to the caudal fin. It reaches a length of about a foot, and is found in the European and many other seas. It occurs rarely on the South Atlantic coast as well as on the Pacific coast of North America. It is sometimes found in immense shoals, and as many as 20,000 have been taken off Cornwall in a net at one time. In Cornwall and some other places it is split and dried salted. Its flesh is firm and of good fiavor, somewhat like that of the mackerel, although generally it is but little esteemed. The name extends to any species of this genus, as T. symmetricus, the horse-mackerel of California, and also to the members of the related genus Decapterus, more fully called
mackerel-scad. A species of Caranx (or Trachurops), C. (or T.) crumenophthalmus, is known as the goggler, goggle-eyed jack, or big-eyed scad. See goggle-eyed.
- n. The ray, Raia alba.
- n. A dialectal form of scald.
- n. any of several fish, of the family Carangidae, from the western Atlantic
- n. a large number or quantity (usually used in the plural)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot., Scot. A small carangoid fish (Trachurus saurus) abundant on the European coast, and less common on the American. The name is applied also to several allied species.
- n. Scot., Scot. The goggler; -- called also
big-eyed scad. See goggler.
- n. Scot. The friar skate.
- n. The cigar fish, or round robin.
- n. any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“This experimental video was created as a final project for my procedural animation class at Savannah College of Art and Design. scad.edu It was inspired by demoscene and sub-atomic particle collision images.”
“It might have been the Japanese frame of mind we were in, but we settled on the slow-cooked Japanese style salmon, which Hugh assured us could be prepared with whole mackerel, trout, sea bass, or scad as well.”
“For annual fluctuations in catches of anchovy, round herring, yellowtail, mackerel, scad and common squid, from 1950 to 1990, see Terazaki, 1999.”
“Other species harvested include scad, mackerel, yellowtail, and the common Japanese squid.”
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“Tomorrow I have to grade a slightly smaller scad of papers, finish prepping one of my classes for Monday, and chip away at three work reports that are due on Friday.”
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