The shark attack figures include documented instances of sharks attacking human victims.
Porter was convicted and shortly after sentenced to death by a judge who compared him to a shark in a feeding frenzy.
“Rain, sleet, snow, shark, alien invasions, whatever,” Dobles says.
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“Bill-o the Clown has jumped the shark tank that is delusional paranoia,” Olbermann said in his rebuttal.
Down swept the shark with a rush, flicking in its tail as it passed, and Mart leaped back only just in time to avoid it.
This shark, I was told, had kept company with me as long as I had been in sight from the schooner.
I'm going to make Zip be a whale, or maybe a shark, and pull me on my raft-boat.
Hey was down in the hold, having left me to take care of the shark.
It entered the soft under part of the shark, and immediately the thing struggled in its death agony.
1560s, of uncertain origin; apparently the word and the first specimen were brought to London by Capt. John Hawkins's second expedition (landed 1565; see Hakluyt).
There is no proper name for it that I knowe, but that sertayne men of Captayne Haukinses doth call it a 'sharke' [handbill advertising an exhibition of the specimen, 1569]The meaning "dishonest person who preys on others," though attested only from 1599 (sharker "artful swindler" in this sense is from 1594), may be the original sense, later transferred to the large, voracious marine fish. If so, it is possibly from German Schorck, a variant of Schurke "scoundrel, villain," agent noun of Middle High German schürgen (German schüren) "to poke, stir."
There is the ordinary Brown Shark, or sea attorney, so called by sailors; a grasping, rapacious varlet, that in spite of the hard knocks received from it, often snapped viciously at our steering oar. [Herman Melville, "Mardi"]