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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shrimp.

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Examples

  • Hogan takes on Irwin when he discovers that someone has stolen his shrimps from the barbie.

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  • The Grammarphobia Blog » Blog Archive » Why are short people called shrimps?

    The Grammarphobia Blog » Blog Archive » Why are short people called shrimps?

  • Mingled with the shrimps were myriads of small fish, from a quarter of an inch upward in size.

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  • In 1863 the jigger (P. penetrans) was not found in Western Africa; when I returned there in 1882 it had passed over from the Brazil and had become naturalised on the equatorial African seaboard. the Arabs call shrimps and prawns

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  • Thus it is too early to expect a recovery of the cod population; cod take about seven years to reach maturity and may be adversely affected by the trawl fishery for shrimps which is now the mainstay of the Greenland fisheries.

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems

  • Heavy exploitation of benthic species, such as shrimps and scallops, also affects other species in the benthic communities.

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • It appeared to have little grey 'shrimps' living in it - the biggest being about 6 mm and hence very visable. their tails had three long hair type structures coming out of them - they really really looked like shrimps - but where on earth did they come from?

    Snell-Pym » 2007 » September

  • The great points to remember are: -- That the food should be varied as much as possible; and as much natural food, of a hard description such as shrimps, _corixæ_, snails, bivalves, etc., be given.

    Amateur Fish Culture

  • Small creatures, such as shrimps and small fish live between the spines of long-spined sea urchins to hide from predators.

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  • Take Christopher Titus's Brody, ranting against the eager-to-please country-club waiter about his incorrect usage of the word "shrimps," then suddenly getting all smiley and asking if the guy could (ugh) "hook a brother up?"

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