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2 definitions found
 for Angel shark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Angel \An"gel\, n. [AS. [ae]ngel, engel, influenced by OF.
     angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are
     from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God,
     an angel.]
     1. A messenger. [R.]
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              The dear good angel of the Spring,
              The nightingale.                      --B. Jonson.
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     2. A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and
        intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's
        messengers.
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              O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
              Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. One of a class of "fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the
        devil and his angels.
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     4. A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic
        churches. [Archaic]
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              Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write.
                                                    --Rev. ii. 1.
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     5. Attendant spirit; genius; demon. --Shak.
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     6. An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic
        goodness or loveliness; a darling.
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              When pain and anguish wring the brow,
              A ministering angel thou.             --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     7. (Numis.) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the
        figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from
        6s. 8d. to 10s. --Amer. Cyc.
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     Note: Angel is sometimes used adjectively; as, angel grace;
           angel whiteness.
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     Angel bed, a bed without posts.
  
     Angel fish. (Zool.)
        (a) A species of shark ({Squatina angelus) from six to
            eight feet long, found on the coasts of Europe and
            North America. It takes its name from its pectoral
            fins, which are very large and extend horizontally
            like wings when spread.
        (b) One of several species of compressed, bright colored
            fishes warm seas, belonging to the family
            Ch[ae]todontid[ae].
  
     Angel gold, standard gold. [Obs.] --Fuller.
  
     Angel shark. See Angel fish.
  
     Angel shot (Mil.), a kind of chain shot.
  
     Angel water, a perfumed liquid made at first chiefly from
        angelica; afterwards containing rose, myrtle, and
        orange-flower waters, with ambergris, etc. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  angel shark
      n 1: sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins
           but that swim the way sharks do [syn: angel shark,
           angelfish, Squatina squatina, monkfish]

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