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    Default Adjectives for shark

    Here is the paragraph.

    The slender frill shark is very suggestive of a marine shark or monster.
    The sand tiger shark is characterized by numerous sharp, wicked-looking teeth
    protuding from its mouth. The whale shark, the largest species of shark,
    is the only spotted shark that has the mouth at the tip of the head.
    Some of the most beautiful sharks in the world are found among the
    small catsharks.

    My problem is, I have difficulty understanding these adjectives that
    I have highlighted in red.

    A slender frill shark = A thin and small frill shark?
    A sand tiger shark = Sharks live in the ocean right? why sand?
    A Wicked-looking teeth = What is a wicked-looking like?
    Last edited by chichiu57; 16-May-2007 at 01:51.

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    Default Re: Adjectives for shark

    Quote Originally Posted by chichiu57 View Post
    Here is the paragraph.

    The slender frill shark is very suggestive of a marine shark or monster.
    The sand tiger shark is characterized by numerous sharp, wicked-looking teeth
    protuding from its mouth. The whale shark, the largest species of shark,
    is the only spotted shark that has the mouth at the tip of the head.
    Some of the most beautiful sharks in the world are found among the
    small catsharks.

    My problem is, I have difficulty understanding these adjectives that
    I have highlighted in red.

    A slender frill shark = A thin and small frill shark?
    A sand tiger shark = Sharks live in the ocean right? why sand?
    A Wicked-looking teeth = What is a wicked-looking like?
    Hi

    The sand tiger shark lives in sandy coastal waters.
    Come back with the answers to your other questions

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    Default Re: Adjectives for shark

    A slender frill shark = A thin and small frill shark? "slender" is rather slim - streamlined and not fat.
    A sand tiger shark = Sharks live in the ocean right? why sand? "sand tiger" - sand is part of its name. These sharks actually live close in to the shore, and tend to swim around the floor of the sea.
    A Wicked-looking teeth = What is a wicked-looking like? "a wicked-looking tooth/wickedlooking teeth" Very, very sharp - and lots of them - like this: http://tinyurl.com/2rrp29 [/quote]

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