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A small European shark which typically lives close to the bottom in shallow waters.
- ‘Starry smooth hounds are common throughout the entire Mediterranean over continental shelf, including Adriatic and Sea of Marmara.’
- ‘These smooth hounds can regularly reach double figures and provide fantastic sport to light balanced tackle.’
- ‘According to official landing statistics, the number of smooth hounds being fished has decreased steadily during the last 20 years, most probably being an indication from severe over-fishing.’
- ‘Mainly we anchor and fish into or over the banks, this normally produces good results with bass showing at the tops of the banks and smooth hounds and thornbacks in the gullies.’
- ‘The local fishermen are familiar with smooth hounds as they generally make up 80 percent of the day's catch; it is possible that they had overlooked the new species in previous catches.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.