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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small shark, Galeus canis, common on the coasts of the North Atlantic.


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  • The hound-shark, the basking-shark, and the port-beagle were not less loyal; and these, the most perfectly organized of my cartilaginous tribes, handed me over to the deep-swimming Norwegian 'sea-rat.'

    Tales of the Chesapeake


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