American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a thin pointed nose or snout.
- adj. Having a keen sense of smell.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a sharp, pointed, or peaked nose: specifically said of the common eel, Anguilla vulgaris, also called A. oxyrhyncha. See cut under Anguilla.
- Keen of scent; having a good nose or faculty of smell, as a dog.
- adj. having a sharply pointed nose
“A slightly drunken giggle escaped me, attracting the attention of a sharp-nosed eggplant of a woman at the front of the gallery.”
“Tis as I told that fat-brained bald-pated sharp-nosed vulture-eyed pile of old—”
“An absolute ghoul appeared, sharp-nosed, long lank hair, a goth complexion.”
“I had never realized during all those months when I thought I was writing just to Mycki that I was also sending a uniquely personal greeting to one smart and sharp-nosed little poodle.”
“Only the Richelieu is here -- sharp-nosed, sharp-bearded, with huge eyelids in an awesome blade of a face.”
“The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) and the African sharp-nosed crocodile (C. cataphractus) are also found in the ecoregion.”
“And then, under a rock, he saw a pretty sight — a great brown, sharp-nosed creature, with a white tag to her brush, and round her four or five smutty little cubs, the funniest fellows Tom ever saw.”
“The man who claimed to be Abitha's assistant was a thin, sharp-nosed fellow in his thirties.”
“Another, a small, sharp-nosed, sharp-chinned commercial man of some kind, he immediately disliked.”
“The only one who ever did so to my knowledge was a little black-haired, sharp-nosed Cockney, a traveller for a cigarette firm.”
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