Amia calva
Lawyer Law"yer, n. [From {Law}, like bowyer, fr. bow.] 1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The black-necked stilt. See {Stilt}. (b) The bowfin ({Amia calva}). (c) The burbot ({Lota maculosa}). [1913 Webster]

{Philadelphia lawyer}, A lawyer knowledgeable about the most detailed and minute points of law, especially one with an exceptional propensity and ability to exploit fine technical points of law for the client's advantage. [PJC]


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  • Amia calva — Cycloganoidei Cy clo*ga*noi de*i (s? kl? g? noi d? ?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ky klos circle + NL. ganoidei. See {Ganoid}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of ganoid fishes, having cycloid scales. The bowfin ({Amia calva}) is a living example. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amia calva — Dogfish Dog fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera {Mustelus}, {Scyllium}, {Spinax}, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus}, and {Scyllium canicula}) are very abundant; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amia calva — Bowfin Bow fin , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A voracious ganoid fish ({Amia calva}) found in the fresh waters of the United States; the mudfish; called also {Johnny Grindle}, and {dogfish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amia calva — dumblažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Amia calva angl. amie; blackfish; bowfin; bowfish; cottonfish; mudfish rus. амия; ильная рыба ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dumblažuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Amia calva — noun primitive long bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America • Syn: ↑bowfin, ↑grindle, ↑dogfish • Hypernyms: ↑ganoid, ↑ganoid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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