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Definition of Sand shark
Sand shark Sand grouse (Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of Old
World birds belonging to the suborder Pterocletes, and
resembling both grouse and pigeons. Called also rock
grouse, rock pigeon, and ganga. They mostly belong to
the genus Pterocles, as the common Indian species (P.
exustus). The large sand grouse (P. arenarius), the
painted sand grouse (P. fasciatus), and the pintail sand
grouse (P. alchata) are also found in India. See Illust.
Sand hill, a hill of sand; a dune.
Sand-hill crane (Zo["o]l.), the American brown crane (Grus
Sand hopper (Zo["o]l.), a beach flea; an orchestian.
Sand hornet (Zo["o]l.), a sand wasp.
Sand lark. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small lark (Alaudala raytal), native of India.
(b) A small sandpiper, or plover, as the ringneck, the
sanderling, and the common European sandpiper.
(c) The Australian red-capped dotterel ([AE]gialophilus
ruficapillus); -- called also red-necked plover.
Sand launce (Zo["o]l.), a lant, or launce.
Sand lizard (Zo["o]l.), a common European lizard (Lacerta
Sand martin (Zo["o]l.), the bank swallow.
Sand mole (Zo["o]l.), the coast rat.
Sand monitor (Zo["o]l.), a large Egyptian lizard (Monitor
arenarius) which inhabits dry localities.
Sand mouse (Zo["o]l.), the dunlin. [Prov. Eng.]
Sand myrtle. (Bot.) See under Myrtle.
Sand partridge (Zo["o]l.), either of two small Asiatic
partridges of the genus Ammoperdix. The wings are long
and the tarsus is spurless. One species (A. Heeji)
inhabits Palestine and Arabia. The other species (A.
Bonhami), inhabiting Central Asia, is called also seesee
partridge, and teehoo.
Sand picture, a picture made by putting sand of different
colors on an adhesive surface.
Sand pike. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The sauger.
(b) The lizard fish.
Sand pillar, a sand storm which takes the form of a
whirling pillar in its progress in desert tracts like
those of the Sahara and Mongolia.
Sand pipe (Geol.), a tubular cavity, from a few inches to
several feet in depth, occurring especially in calcareous
rocks, and often filled with gravel, sand, etc.; -- called
also sand gall.
Sand pride (Zo["o]l.), a small British lamprey now
considered to be the young of larger species; -- called
also sand prey.
Sand pump, in artesian well boring, a long, slender bucket
with a valve at the bottom for raising sand from the well.
Sand rat (Zo["o]l.), the pocket gopher.
Sand rock, a rock made of cemented sand.
Sand runner (Zo["o]l.), the turnstone.
Sand saucer (Zo["o]l.), the mass of egg capsules, or
o["o]thec[ae], of any mollusk of the genus Natica and
allied genera. It has the shape of a bottomless saucer,
and is coated with fine sand; -- called also sand
Sand screw (Zo["o]l.), an amphipod crustacean
(Lepidactylis arenarius), which burrows in the sandy
seabeaches of Europe and America.
Sand shark (Zo["o]l.), an American shark (Odontaspis
littoralis) found on the sandy coasts of the Eastern
United States; -- called also gray shark, and dogfish
shark. See Illust. under Remora.
Sand skink (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Old
World lizards belonging to the genus Seps; as, the
ocellated sand skink (Seps ocellatus) of Southern
Sand skipper (Zo["o]l.), a beach flea, or orchestian.
Sand smelt (Zo["o]l.), a silverside.
Sand snake. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of harmless burrowing
snakes of the genus Eryx, native of Southern Europe,
Africa, and Asia, especially E. jaculus of India and
E. Johnii, used by snake charmers.
(b) Any innocuous South African snake of the genus
Psammophis, especially P. sibilans.
Sand snipe (Zo["o]l.), the sandpiper.
Sand star (Zo["o]l.), an ophiurioid starfish living on
sandy sea bottoms; a brittle star.
Sand storm, a cloud of sand driven violently by the wind.
Sand sucker, the sandnecker.
Sand swallow (Zo["o]l.), the bank swallow. See under
Sand tube, a tube made of sand. Especially:
(a) A tube of vitrified sand, produced by a stroke of
lightning; a fulgurite.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) Any tube made of cemented sand.
(c) (Zo["o]l.) In starfishes, a tube having calcareous
particles in its wall, which connects the oral water
tube with the madreporic plate.
Sand viper. (Zo["o]l.) See Hognose snake.
Sand wasp (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
hymenopterous insects belonging to the families
Pompilid[ae] and Spherid[ae], which dig burrows in
sand. The female provisions the nest with insects or
spiders which she paralyzes by stinging, and which serve
as food for her young. Sand sharkShark Shark, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr.
carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari`as, so called from
its sharp teeth, fr. ka`rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth;
or perhaps named from its rapacity (cf. Shark, v. t. & i.);
cf. Corn. scarceas.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch
fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.
Note: Some sharks, as the basking shark and the whale shark,
grow to an enormous size, the former becoming forty
feet or more, and the latter sixty feet or more, in
length. Most of them are harmless to man, but some are
exceedingly voracious. The man-eating sharks mostly
belong to the genera Carcharhinus, Carcharodon, and
related genera. They have several rows of large sharp
teeth with serrated edges, as the great white shark
(Carcharodon carcharias, or Rondeleti) of tropical
seas, and the great blue shark (Carcharhinus glaucus)
of all tropical and temperate seas. The former
sometimes becomes thirty-six feet long, and is the most
voracious and dangerous species known. The rare
man-eating shark of the United States coast
(Charcarodon Atwoodi) is thought by some to be a
variety, or the young, of C. carcharias. The dusky
shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), and the smaller blue
shark (C. caudatus), both common species on the coast
of the United States, are of moderate size and not
dangerous. They feed on shellfish and bottom fishes.
2. A rapacious, artful person; a sharper. [Colloq.]
3. Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark.
Baskin shark, Liver shark, Nurse shark, Oil shark,
Sand shark, Tiger shark, etc. See under Basking,
Liver, etc. See also Dogfish, Houndfish,
Notidanian, and Tope.
Gray shark, the sand shark.
Hammer-headed shark. See Hammerhead.
Port Jackson shark. See Cestraciont.
Shark barrow, the eggcase of a shark; a sea purse.
Shark ray. Same as Angel fish
(a), under Angel.
Thrasher shark, or Thresher shark, a large, voracious
shark. See Thrasher.
Whale shark, a huge harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus) of
the Indian Ocean. It becomes sixty feet or more in length,
but has very small teeth.
Meaning of Sand shark from wikipedia
- Sand sharks
, also known
as sand tiger sharks
, grey nurse sharks
or ragged tooth sharks
, are mackerel sharks
of the family
Odontaspididae. They are found...
- The sand tiger shark
(Carcharias taurus), grey nurse shark
or blue-nurse sand
tiger, is a species
- Sand Sharks
is a 2011 American
by Mark Atkins about
of monstrous sharks
that swim through sand
and hunt people...
Rafinesque, 1810 (sand tiger shark
)  Genus Odontaspis
Ag****iz, 1838 Odontaspis ferox
(Risso, 1810) (smalltooth sand
tiger)  Odontaspis
- this species include
****anese ragged-tooth shark
, Kamohara's sand
, and water
crocodile. The crocodile shark
was first described
- similarly named shark
, the sand tiger shark
taurus. The sandbar shark
is also called
the thickskin shark
or brown shark
. It is one of the...
- (particularly the hammerhead shark
) find prey. The shark
has the greatest electrical sensitivity
of any animal. Sharks
find prey hidden
- to as fermented shark
or rotten shark
in English) is a national
dish of Iceland consisting
of a Greenland shark
or other sleeper shark which
has been cured...
- oceanic whitetip shark
(Carcharhinus longim****), also known
, brown shark
, lesser white shark
, nigano shark
- include cross
country, golf, soccer, softball
& field. Both the Sand Shark baseball
and softball teams currently practice
and play all home games...
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