Land-shark

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Land-shark a land-grabber: one who plunders sailors on shore
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.

Usage

In literature:

As he swims to land, he is swallowed by the Terrible Shark.
"The Adventures of Pinocchio" by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
It should not be supposed that all who were termed "land-sharks" deserved the name.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
The sea-fish that we saw here (for here was no river, land or pond of fresh water to be seen) are chiefly sharks.
"Early Australian Voyages" by John Pinkerton
For we are all killers, on land and on sea; Bonapartes and Sharks included.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
If somebody would raise another shark alarm, we'd land plump on her decks.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
But envy did it all, sir; envy, and the greediness of the land-sharks.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
They sung, Siati beat, and off he went to the land of the god, riding on a shark belonging to his aunt.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
The sea-fish that we saw here (for here was no river, land, or pond of fresh water to be seen) are chiefly sharks.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
Inhabits West Coast of Australia, Shark Bay, and Van Diemen's Land.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
But you can't prove it to land-sharks.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
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In news:

Cotton Blacktip shark landed with amberjack bait.
A man found a small, dead shark at a Guntersville boat landing.
Florida Bankers Land 1000-Pound Mako Shark.
Florida Bankers Land 1000-Pound Mako Shark .
In the stomachs of tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are finding something unusual: land-faring migratory birds.
Sharks are known to eat seafaring birds, but land birds such as woodpeckers, meadowlarks, swallows and tanagers are unexpected.
Land Sharks v Alpha Talon .
Highlights from The Opening of the pool play matchup between the Shane Morris led Land Sharks squad and the Tyrone Swoopes led Alpha Talon team.
How Do Land Birds End Up In A Tiger Shark 's Belly.
A 51-year-old woman from California was attacked over the weekend by a shark off Makena Landing Beach Park on Maui.
Land Sharks v Alpha Talon.
Big Sharks Landed on Assateague.
It's a foam shark fin hat bouncing atop the head of Susan Sigel Goldsmith, producer of Jawsfest: The Tribute landing on-Island August 9 through 12.
From riding giant swells at night to fending off sharks in the Bahamas, daredevil surfer Mark Visser has faced situations that would compel a lesser athlete to sell his board and stick to dry land.
See these anglers land shark, redfish, trout and flounder while kayaking the meandering estuaries of the Mississipi Gulf Coast.
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