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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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For those concerned about purchasing a mattress online without first testing in-store, Fin provides a 100 night, risk-free in-home trial, backed by a full refund policy and free shipping.
Several restaurants in Texas offer shark fin soup for about $10, but most of the fins are shipped to China, where a bowl of soup can sell for more than $100.
According to New Zealand authorities, about 20,000 tons of sharks are caught every year for commercial use with 121 tons of shark fins exported.
4 in head length; pelvic fin short, not reaching the base of the anal fin, 4.
By allowing shark fin trade in our country, we are complicit in a practice that is causing the destruction of animals whose lineage goes back hundreds of millions of years.
After using your fin shield, replace the eye-hook seals.
The federal Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000 makes it illegal to remove sharks' fins and discard the carcasses at sea.
Luckily the three-year-old shark only suffered minor cuts to her dorsal fin from where the men had used hooks to catch her as she battled to escape back into the sea.
Les exportations des derives de phosphates ont enregistre, quant a elles, un recul de 11,7 pc a 3,78 MMDH contre 4,28 MMDH a fin fevrier 2012, selon l'Office qui vient de publier les indicateurs preliminaires des echanges exterieurs a fin fevrier.
The current extinction pressure facing many shark species can be succinctly summarized as follows: shark fins are harvested for their use in shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy that has been served at banquets and celebratory functions since the Ming Dynasty (circa 1300-1600 C.
Two species of bichir from Africa can regrow amputated bony fins with remarkable accuracy, says developmental biologist Luis Covarrubias of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Cuernavaca.
There are several parameters that affect frost formation on outdoor coils, such as air velocity, air humidity, air temperature, cold fin surface temperature, surface energy, and fin-base contact resistance (Moallem et al.
Fishermen sell the fins, typically on the black market, for use in shark fin soup, a delicacy throughout Asia and increasingly in other areas of the world with large Asian populations.
The research has shown that male cichlid fish prefer females with a larger pelvic fin and that this drives females to grow fins out of proportion with their body size.
Millions of shark fins are sold at markets each year to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy.