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 for bone shark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liver \Liv"er\, n. [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG.
     lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. ? fat, E.
     live, v.] (Anat.)
     A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral
     cavity of all vertebrates.
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     Note: Most of the venous blood from the alimentary canal
           passes through it on its way back to the heart; and it
           secretes the bile, produces glycogen, and in other ways
           changes the blood which passes through it. In man it is
           situated immediately beneath the diaphragm and mainly
           on the right side. See Bile, Digestive, and
           Glycogen. The liver of invertebrate animals is
           usually made up of c[ae]cal tubes, and differs
           materially, in form and function, from that of
           vertebrates.
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     Floating liver. See Wandering liver, under Wandering.
        
  
     Liver of antimony, Liver of sulphur. (Old Chem.) See
        Hepar.
  
     Liver brown, Liver color, the color of liver, a dark,
        reddish brown.
  
     Liver shark (Zool.), a very large shark ({Cetorhinus
        maximus), inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe
        and North America. It sometimes becomes forty feet in
        length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has
        small simple teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured
        for the sake of its liver, which often yields several
        barrels of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone,
        by means of which it separates small animals from the sea
        water. Called also basking shark, bone shark,
        hoemother, homer, and sailfish; it is sometimes
        referred to as whale shark, but that name is more
        commonly used for the Rhincodon typus, which grows even
        larger.
  
     Liver spots, yellowish brown patches on the skin, or spots
        of chloasma.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Basking shark \Bask"ing shark`\ (Zool.)
     One of the largest species of sharks ({Cetorhinus maximus),
     so called from its habit of basking in the sun; the liver
     shark, or bone shark. It inhabits the northern seas of
     Europe and America, and grows to a length of more than forty
     feet. It is a harmless species.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bone \Bone\ (b[=o]n; 110), n. [OE. bon, ban, AS. b[=a]n; akin to
     Icel. bein, Sw. ben, Dan. & D. been, G. bein bone, leg; cf.
     Icel. beinn straight.]
     1. (Anat.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of
        vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcium
        carbonate, calcium phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and
        bone.
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     Note: Even in the hardest parts of bone there are many minute
           cavities containing living matter and connected by
           minute canals, some of which connect with larger canals
           through which blood vessels ramify.
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     2. One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a
        rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any
        fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of
        the body.
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     3. Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
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     4. pl. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers
        and struck together to make a kind of music.
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     5. pl. Dice.
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     6. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a
        corset.
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     7. Fig.: The framework of anything.
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     A bone of contention, a subject of contention or dispute.
        
  
     A bone to pick, something to investigate, or to busy one's
        self about; a dispute to be settled (with some one).
  
     Bone ash, the residue from calcined bones; -- used for
        making cupels, and for cleaning jewelry.
  
     Bone black (Chem.), the black, carbonaceous substance into
        which bones are converted by calcination in close vessels;
        -- called also animal charcoal. It is used as a
        decolorizing material in filtering sirups, extracts, etc.,
        and as a black pigment. See Ivory black, under Black.
        
  
     Bone cave, a cave in which are found bones of extinct or
        recent animals, mingled sometimes with the works and bones
        of man. --Am. Cyc.
  
     Bone dust, ground or pulverized bones, used as a
        fertilizer.
  
     Bone earth (Chem.), the earthy residuum after the
        calcination of bone, consisting chiefly of phosphate of
        calcium.
  
     Bone lace, a lace made of linen thread, so called because
        woven with bobbins of bone.
  
     Bone oil, an oil obtained by heating bones (as in the
        manufacture of bone black), and remarkable for containing
        the nitrogenous bases, pyridine and quinoline, and their
        derivatives; -- also called Dippel's oil.
  
     Bone setter. Same as Bonesetter. See in the Vocabulary.
        
  
     Bone shark (Zool.), the basking shark.
  
     Bone spavin. See under Spavin.
  
     Bone turquoise, fossil bone or tooth of a delicate blue
        color, sometimes used as an imitation of true turquoise.
        
  
     Bone whale (Zool.), a right whale.
  
     To be upon the bones of, to attack. [Obs.]
  
     To make no bones, to make no scruple; not to hesitate.
        [Low]
  
     To pick a bone with, to quarrel with, as dogs quarrel over
        a bone; to settle a disagreement. [Colloq.]
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