• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Finned Having a fin, or fins, or anything resembling a fin.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Fin-don Fin-don
A Hero "Fin de Siècle." A Hero "Fin de Siècle."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The fins of the Spiny Dogfish Shark are sometimes used as sandpaper for wood products
    • finned Having a fin or fins, or anything resembling a fin; especially, having broad edges on either side, as a plow; specifically, in heraldry, having the fins of a different tincture from the rest: said of a fish used as a bearing: as, a fish sable finned or.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Blue and fin whales can create the loudest sound by animals ever recorded; sounds that have more energy than jet plane noise.
    • Finned having fins
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    “A woman never knows what she really wants until she fins out what her husband cannot afford.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. finn; L. pinna, a fin.


In literature:

Presently the fin disappeared; a white glistening object rose to the surface; off went Roger's musket.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
It had two fins, one on each side, just behind the head.
"Fighting the Whales" by R.M. Ballantyne
But I'll fin' oot somehoo.
"The Garret and the Garden" by R.M. Ballantyne
Behind the head, and in front of the fore fin (pectoral fin), are five gill slits (g.s.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Thora, wife to King Harald, was the daughter of the brother of Fin Arnison; sworn friends to the King were Fin and his brethren.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
You come 'long now wit' Ol' Bat, an' git de hoss, we gon' fin'.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
Before he struck, by some quick flirt the huge form rose, coming inward, and a black fin cut through the waves.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
At Rattlesnake Spring de Yankees fin's whar Marster Jake's still had been, an' dar buried, dey fin's five barrels o' brandy.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
His skin was covered with short hair of a light dun colour, and he had a tail and fins like a seal.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Dey jes' sont me down hyeah to fin' you an' tek you up to Steve's.
"Americans All" by Various

In poetry:

We fish, we fish, we merrily swim,
We care not for friend nor for foe:
Our fins are stout,
Our tails are out,
As through the seas we go.
"We Fish" by Herman Melville
Yes, out I dumb and over I swum
Right under the monster's fin,
Where I opens me knife, and regardless of life,
I jabs him under the chin.
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin
They socht him air', they socht him late,
Four lang years an' a day,
But ne'er cou'd fin' the hidin'-place,
Whaur John o' the Staun he lay.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
Rin, Jeanie, bring the kebbuck ben,
An' fin' aneath the speckl'd hen;
Meg, rise and sweep aboot the fire,
Syne cry on Johnnie frae the byre.
"O, Weel's Me On My Ain Man" by Carolina Oliphant
"Neist, luik efter yer liver; that's the place
Whaur Conscience gars ye fin'!
Some fowk has mair o' 't, and some has less—
It comes o' breedin in.
"The Deil's Forhooit His Ain" by George MacDonald
A mother was bathin' her baby one night
The youngest of ten, a poor little mite
The mother was fat and the baby was fin
T'was nawt but a skellington wrapped up in skin
"Biby's Epitaph" by Anonymous British

In news:

Sharks are often harvested for their fins, which typically end up in restaurants as shark-fin soup.
Fin of Another Siècle .
A skimmer car is made of heavier paper stock with fins.
Of course, you can always rent a snorkeling set ( mask, snorkel and fins ), or even buy a brand new one at a local WallMart.
All you need are fins, a mask and a snorkel , all of which can be rented at local dive and surf shops.
So buy a $25 snorkel and mask, splurge on some fins, and join the happy set.
Play with fin size if you're a surf-style rider.
Luke Hynd, nephew of Derek, surfs exceptionally well on a board with fins.
6311 Blackwell's Hollow Road ASKING: $409,000 SIZE: 1548 fin.
Investigators are focusing on how the tail fin of American Airlines Flight 587 was ripped away from the spine of the aircraft in the moments after takeoff Monday, and what role that played in the deadly crash.
Tilapia could become kudzu with fins.
Using tin can s flattened by the MOTHER EARTH NEWS fin press, you can build a homemade solar collector and make a dent in your hot water needs.
Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong, where they will be used for dishes like shark fin soup.
Costa Rica passes ban on taking of shark fins.
PJ's Pub & Grill's Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna.

In science:

In Hirschorn (2000) we observed that every member of L0 (µ(θ) ) / Fin has a continuous representative (actually the entire paper deals only with θ = ω , but the proof of this fact applies to arbitrary θ).
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Suppose { ˙aα : α < ω1} and { ˙bα : α < ω1} are two families of representatives of members of L0 (µ) / Fin.
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L0(µ) / Fin (i.e. ˙cα ∩ ˙dβ is finite with probability one).
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In particular, they form a gap in L0(µ) / Fin.
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Therefore ( ˙aα , ˙bα : α < ω1 ) is an (ω1 , ω1 ) Souslin gap in the Boolean algebra (L0 (µ) / Fin, ⊆∗ ae ), concluding the paper.
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