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Sharks
noun - Fish is the colloquial term occasionally used on a channel crossing or a marathon swim by an experienced support crew for the type of fish with a cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body with a tough usually dull gray skin, commonly known as a shark. Sharks are typically active apex predators that fascinating and frightening, found in all seas, ranging in size from 17 cm to 12 meters, with a few species sometimes dangerous to humans.

The support crew saw the fish near the swimmer, but did not point to it in order to avoid scaring the swimmer.

Synonyms

Shark, The Man in the Gray Suit, Mack, Old Toothy, Garbage Can of the Sea, The Landlord

Origin

Some scholars believe shark is derived from the German title schurke, meaning villain.

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