adjective see jet IV

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  • jetlike — adjective a) Resembling jet (the precious stone). b) Resembling a jet (aircraft) or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • rip current — undertow (def. 1). [1935 40] * * * or riptide Narrow, jetlike stream of water that flows sporadically seaward for several minutes, in a direction perpendicular to a beach. The term riptide is a misnomer because the currents are in no way related… …   Universalium

  • jet — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French jaiet, from Latin gagates, from Greek gagatēs, from Gagas, town and river in Asia Minor Date: 14th century 1. a compact velvet black coal that takes a good polish and is often used for jewelry… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • scallop — /skol euhp, skal /, n. 1. any of the bivalve mollusks of the genus Argopecten (Pecten) and related genera that swim by rapidly clapping the fluted shell valves together. 2. the adductor muscle of certain species of such mollusks, used as food. 3 …   Universalium

  • squirt — squirter, n. squirtingly, adv. /skwerrt/, v.i. 1. to eject liquid in a jet from a narrow orifice: The hose squirted all over us. 2. to eject a spurt of liquid: The lemon squirted in my eye. v.t. 3. to cause (liquid or a viscous substance) to… …   Universalium

  • squirt — [[t]skwɜrt[/t]] v. i. 1) to eject liquid in a jet or spurt, as from a narrow orifice 2) to cause (liquid or a viscous substance) to spurt or issue in a jet, as from a narrow orifice 3) to wet or bespatter with a liquid or viscous substance so… …   From formal English to slang

  • cuttlefish — [kut′ lfish΄] n. pl. cuttlefish or cuttlefishes (see FISH) [ME codel < OE cudele, akin to Norw dial. kaule (* kodle), OLowG cudele, older Du kuttlevisch: sense “pouch fish”: for IE base see COD2] any of a family (Sepiidae) of cephalopods that… …   English World dictionary

  • scallop — [skäl′əp, skal′əp] n. [ME scalop < OFr escalope < escale: see SCALE2] 1. any of a family (Pectinidae) of bivalves with two deeply grooved, convex shells and an earlike wing on each side of the hinge, that swims by rapidly snapping its… …   English World dictionary

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