Sharpling

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sharpling (Zoöl) A stickleback.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sharpling The stickleback, a fish of which there are several species. Also jack-sharpling. See stickle-back and Gasterosteus.
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Usage

In literature:

The constable, Sharples, is in my pay.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
It means next Friday no doubt, for Levi Sharples won't stay in this neighbourhood a moment longer than he can help.
"True to his Colours" by Theodore P. Wilson
Steele tells us in this same connection of an extraordinary feat of horsemanship he witnessed by Mr. Charles Sharples, of the Winder Ranch.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
The following list of malt extracts, with accompanying letter from Prof. Sharples, is taken from a paper published by Hon.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
In the town of Bolton in Lancashire, England, early in the present century, lived a family named Sharples.
"The Battle of The Press" by Theophila Carlile Campbell
The garrison refused to be convinced, and Sharples was allowed to return to the Earl of Derby.
"The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651)" by Ernest Broxap
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In news:

Today's prompt comes from Madeline Sharples.
The Maori Party - to quote Pita Sharples - is very, very happy.
Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples (front) has expressed anger at Prime Minister John Key's comment about the Waitangi Tribunal.
Bags full of wrapped gifts for underprivileged children sit awaiting distribution from Mountain Laurel Coal in Sharples.
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In science:

Building on this work, Sharples et al. (1998) presented radial velocities for an additional 47 GCs, found a difference in velocity dispersion between the metal-poor and metal-rich subsystems (320 and 240 km s−1 , respectively), and noted the presence of apparent rotation among the metal-poor subsystem.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Likewise, no corrections were applied to the velocities of Sharples et al. (1998) and Zepf et al. (2000), since both datasets show good agreement with our measurements.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
These results are consistent with the previous measurements of Sharples et al. (1998) and Zepf et al. (2000) based on smaller samples.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Our finding for the metal-rich GC is similarly in keeping with previous analyses (see also Sharples et al. 1998).
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Indeed, there are 5 saturated sources in the VLT images that show X-ray emission, but these bright candidates in the field have been identified previously as globular clusters (Sharples 1988, Harris et al. 1992, Minniti et al. 1996).
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
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