squid

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Squirt

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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