saury

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n saury slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saury (Zoöl) A slender marine fish (Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also billfish gowdnook gawnook skipper skipjack skopster lizard fish, and Egypt herring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saury A fish, Scomberesox saurus, the skipper or bill-fish; any species of this genus. The true saury is found on both sides of the Atlantic. It attains a length of 18 inches, and is olive-brown, silvery on the sides and belly, with a distinct silvery band, as broad as the eye, bounding the dark color of the back.
    • n saury Any mackerel-like pelagic species of fish belonging to the family Scombresocidæ, swimming close to the surface in large schools in temperate regions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Saury saw′ri the skipper, a species of the family Scomberesocidæ, with elongated body and head, the jaws produced into a sharp beak.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain

Usage

In literature:

But to stay at Saury, where there is a good inn, and to-morrow morning he will meet us there.
"From the Memoirs of a Minister of France" by Stanley Weyman
Partha cannot live without Sauri (Krishna), nor can Sauri live without Partha.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Whatever Sauri wisheth, he accomplisheth without any effort.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The two sects founded by Sauri and Zahari became extinct in the eighth century of the Hijra.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
He was endowed with the faculty of seeing water through the ground, says l'AbbA(C) Sauri, who gives his history.
"Curious Myths of the Middle Ages" by Sabine Baring-Gould
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In news:

Women wanting to get loans wait to speak with a representative from a microcredit entity in Sauri, eastern Kenya.
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