• The giant squid
    The giant squid
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squid widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
    • n squid (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates
    • Squid A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance, fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
    • Squid (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of Loligo Ommastrephes, and related genera. See Calamary Decacerata Dibranchiata.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon
    • n squid A kind of cuttlefish or calamary; a dibranchiate cephalopod with ten arms, especially of the family Loliginidæ or Teuthididæ. The name is most frequently given to the small, slender calamaries, a few inches long and with a caudal fin, which are much used as bait, but is extended (with or without a qualifying term) to many other species of different genera and families, some of which, as the giant squids, are the largest of cephalopods. See cuts under Architeuthis, calamary, Desmoteuthis, Laliginidæ, Sepiola, and Spirula, and compare those under Dibranchiata, cuttlefish, and Sepia.
    • n squid An artificial bait or lure of metal, ivory, etc., used in angling or trolling for fish, often simply a fish-hook on the shank of which a mass of lead is melted in cylindrical or tapering form to imitate a squid (def. 1).
    • squid To fish with a squid or spoon-bait.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The giant squid is the largest animal without a backbone
    • n Squid skwid a kind of cuttle-fish or calamary: a lure used in trolling for fish
    • v.i Squid to fish with a squid or spoon-bait
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Squirt


In literature:

But what's this about Squid Cove?
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
Did you ever read Hugo's terrible story of Gilliat's fight with a squid?
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
He ain't got enny more warm blood than a squid.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Bagg sat at the turn to Squid Cove, disconsolate.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
The squid wept a great deal of ink, and the jelly-fish nearly melted to pure water.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
The swordfish also feeds upon squid, which are at times abundant on our banks.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
But squid, squid, everywhere, the most valuable prey of all!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
These are the various representatives of the great cult of squids and cuttle-fishes.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
We came upon a great squid lying dead.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
I know you'd never be able to live with the thought of being in business with a squid.
"Telempathy" by Vance Simonds
He knew that in the open he would speedily be enfolded and crushed, and engulfed between the jaws of the monstrous squid.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
This was of that species called by whalers 'rock squid.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Strelsa went, slowly; and Mrs. Sprowl enveloped her like a fleshy squid, panting.
"The Streets of Ascalon" by Robert W. Chambers
Another instance given by Professor Verrill is of a great squid found alive in shallow water in Coomb's Cove, Fortune Bay, in the year 1872.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
Its food is made up of crabs, squids, small fish, etc.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
Beside him, patiently silent, was Squid Murphy.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
Jack had told me much of the lore of lobster-catching and squid-jigging.
"Dr. Grenfell's Parish" by Norman Duncan
This is the legendary origin of that kind of squid.
"Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)" by W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt
It was a Squid, "an odd little beast," in truth, as she said.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
There's apt to be a big catch of squid worth going to see, and I'll finish the story on the way.
"Georgina of the Rainbows" by Annie Fellows Johnston

In poetry:

The aphrodisiac squid.
My mouth sags,
The mouth of Christ
When my engine reaches the end of it.
"Gigolo" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Thousands of jumbo squid have beached themselves on central California shores this week, committing mass "suicide".
What's Trending with Pamela 10-30-12: Storm Sandy Tweets, Viewer Halloween Photos, Humboldt Squid.
Beached Humboldt squid in Santa Cruz.
Mike Isabella tells the masses not to fear squid ink .
Tens of thousands protest right-to-work in Mich. Squid carcasses spread across Santa Cruz beaches.
This past summer and fall there were squid on display, including this baby squid.
Mike Isabella tells the masses not to fear squid ink.
We know that Goldman Sachs is the "great vampire squid" of Wall Street, in the words of Matt Taibbi.
Squid on the Street .
Hundreds of dead Humboldt squid washed up onto beaches in Santa Cruz and Aptos.
3 cleaned squid (about 8 ounces each), sliced into rings, tentacles halved if large.
The Vampire Squid Is Not A Lethal Ocean Predator .
Mysterious Squid Loom in Local Waters.
Spicy shrimp and squid yum at Emerald Thai on Mt Moriah Road.
Squid shell is the secret ingredient in a device that modulates a proton current.

In science:

BEDT-TTF layer contribute to EPR signal. However, the magnetic moments J=15/2 of Dy3+ dominate in χp(T) measured by SQUID.
Paramagnetism of layered organic conductors (BEDO-TTF)_2ReO_4*H_2O and (BEDT-TTF)_xDy(NO_3)_z: analysis of phase transition at 200 K
Further ampli fication of the multipl exed signals is provided by SQUID series arrays.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
This optimizes the first -stage SQUID biasing, reducing the noise contribution from this stage of the readout.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
By using SQUIDs in the unit cell, the gap can be tuned in a wide range using an external magnetic field.
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
Extending this approach, one sees that an even wider parameter space can be achieved with unit cells having more than two junctions or SQUIDs, resulting in more branches in the linear dispersion relation.
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
In Fig. 1a we show a regular 1d-JJA in a coplanar transmission line geometry, with unit cells consisting of one simple junction in series with a SQUID.
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
Each SQUID consists of two parallel junctions with Josephson energy EJ0 .
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
Clearly, one can then tune both If one chooses different areas AS1 Josephson energies. and AS2 for the two SQUIDs, a change in magnetic field ∆B = Φ0/AS1 leaves the Josephson energy of the first SQUID invariant, while it changes that of the second SQUID.
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
The first method is to increase LJ of one of the junctions by forming a SQUID loop of this junction and applying an external magnetic flux (see fig. 1a) .
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
Here, we shall review the linear framework which we used to treat nonperiodic arrays as discussed in Section III B, and which can also be used for more general types of unit cells, e.g. with three or more different Josephson junctions or SQUIDs.
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
Flux qubit.— Another possibility to realize a qubit in the phase limit EJ ≫ EC is by using a degeneracy between two current-carrying states of an RF-SQUID (see Fig. 2b) .
Superconducting qubits
SQUID loop, ˆI , is the same in |+i and |−i: h+| ˆI |+i = h−| ˆI |−i.
Superconducting qubits
JJ has been widely used in a lot of quantum devices, such as in SQUID for ultra-sensitive magnetic field measurement and superconducting qubit21 for quantum computing.
Interplay between Superconductivity and Antiferromagnetism in a Multi-layered System
The TES readout electronics use SQUIDs as a first amplifier stage followed by a 4K SiGe ASIC that controls the multiplexing and amplifies the signal from the SQUIDs (Voisin et al., 2008, Pr ˆele et al., 2009).
QUBIC: The QU Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology
The magnetic susceptibility was measured via dc SQUID magnetometry.
Distribution of NMR relaxations in a random Heisenberg chain