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Synonyms for fin

the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain

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a shoe for swimming

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a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish

organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals

equip (a car) with fins

propel oneself through the water in a finning motion

show the fins above the water while swimming

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Four other finless porpoises from Poyang Lake are also being translocated to the Tian-e-zhou oxbow to boost the genetic diversity of its small population.
The situation of the finless porpoise is just like that of the baiji 20 years ago," warns Chinese hydro-biologist and expedition co-leader Wang Ding.
At the very least, scientists are concerned with saving a baiji relative whose numbers are dwindling, the Yangtze finless porpoise.
Marine conservationists claim the area is unique as it is the only location where the Chinese white dolphin and the finless porpoise can co-exist in local waters.
Through the pun on the "crow[bar]" (iron crow) and the "crow," Dromio of Ephesus elaborates on Dromio of Syracuse's figure of finless fish and featherless fowl.
BEIJING - A joint Sino-Japanese scientific research team is checking a portion of the Yangtze River for key information on the behavior of an endangered subspecies of finless porpoise, Chinese state media said Tuesday.
From this the metaphor extends and the rolling body, now linked to the sea, becomes a fish or fishlike creature described as finless, but with scales and curled webbed toes.
His senses became supernatural: beyond the breaking combers, the dappled lagoon, he heard terns, and the thrum of insects in the acacias, and the heavy shifting of leaves in avocado trees, the sounding of bats, the dry rasping of bark at the collars of coconut palms, spiky burrs dropping from bushes into hot sand, the smooth seashore roar inside an empty trumpet shell, the rotting smell of conch eggs beached in their black pouches and far down the island, near the horizon--he could walk it down--he knew he would find the finless trunk of a dolphin, rolling in the swash, its flesh already being carted off, piece by piece, by stone crabs.
During the past three years, a small group of finless porpoises were used to test the suitability of the reserve.
of Boston showed off a new extruder with a finless "Tornado" air-cooling system.
The Company's R&D activities have resulted in a considerable number of significant inventions and patents including a new type of airship, which is spherical and finless.
Six new MushABelly characters will debut in 2012: Heckle the Hedgehog, Buzzie Bee, Mungo Monkey, Racket Raccoon, Finless Frog, and Conan Cow.
The finless fish are usually tossed back into the ocean to die.