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sharp-nosed

[shahrp-nohzd] /ˈʃɑrpˈnoʊzd/
adjective
1.
having a thin, pointed nose.
2.
having a sharp or projecting front:
a sharp-nosed airplane.
3.
having a keen or sensitive sense of smell.
Origin of sharp-nosed
1555-1565
1555-65
Related forms
sharp-nosedly
[shahrp-nohzd-lee, -noh-zid-] /ˈʃɑrpˈnoʊzd li, -ˈnoʊ zɪd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
sharp-nosedness, noun
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  • He was a gaunt, sharp-eyed, sharp-nosed, and sharp-tongued man.

    At the Crossroads Harriet T. Comstock
  • sharp-nosed alligators of these streams sometimes slept on the banks.

    The Red Lure Roy J. Snell
  • With both wind and current meeting the canoe, no suspicion of his presence catches the scent of the sharp-nosed swimmer.

  • Behind her sat the sharp-nosed man of that train, who answered all her questions.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Inserting one of the sharp-nosed tools from his metal case, he pried outward, and a narrow portion of the wall swung open.

  • In that hangar was a sharp-nosed, stubby-V'd flyer, one of Norheim's fastest.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • A few razor-backed, long-legged, sharp-nosed porkers are the indispensable adjunct of well-regulated mountaineer families.

  • "That's impossible for the likes of us," said a sharp-nosed old man.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • Of what use the endless labor of this sharp-nosed woman, with glasses over her eyes, at the church-house?

    The Wit of Women Kate Sanborn

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