from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that deals dishonestly with others, especially a cheating gambler.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of sharp: more sharp
- n. a swindler; a cheat; a professional gambler who makes his living by cheating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man shrewd in making bargains; a tricky fellow; a rascal; a cheat in bargaining or gaming.
- n. A sharpener; an instrument or tool used for sharpening.
- n. A long, thin oyster.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Yep ... sharper is better ... but yes, a bit pricey?
Then again sharper finishing from Higuain could have seen Real win 56-2.
Or – it might drive most of it underground but not too deeply, so that whatever occasionally surfaces will stand in sharper contrast to a street scene with fewer prostitutes and abusees.
A traveling FBvian puts the Galveston comparison in sharper contrast:
a long period of life: those later, in sharper afflictions.
Also, the ideas of Christianity are in sharper conflict with modernity than, say, Buddhism, at least the American style (it’s true the Dalai Lama condemns sex outside of marriage.)
I have NOT purged for quite some time. .maybe more than a month and my face looks a little sharper, which is such a good news!
The sooner that they rose, the sharper was their appetite and the barkings of their stomachs, and the gnawings increased in the like proportion, and consequently made these godly men thrice more a-hungered and athirst than when their matins were hemmed over only with three lessons.
Clearly, the larger the number who, under such conditions, acquire property, or achieve higher positions, or both, the sharper is the spur to the rest.
And the greater that value was, the sharper is the shock of the contraction of resources.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.