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wet (one's) beak

To partake in part of the profits of another person's business, usually as a result of extortion. (Used especially in reference to organized crime, particularly "protection money" paid to the Italian Mafia.) Trust me, you're better off just giving him what he wants whenever he comes round to wet his beak. If you don't pay up, you'll have bigger problems.
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beak

1. n. a nose. What a beak on that guy!
2. in. to gossip; to chatter. Stop beaking and get to work.
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Specifically, for the HICEAS in 2010, the estimate of g(0) for striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) was used for Fraser's dolphins (Lagenodelphis hosei) and melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), the estimate for short-finned pilot whales was used for Longman's beaked whales (Indopacetus pacificus), and the estimates for rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), and Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus) were averaged for pygmy killer whales (Table 3).
The dark gray whale is known as Cuvier's beaked whale, part of the Ziphiidae family, and typically measures between 5 and 7 meters in length.
Morin said that she pointed out that the whale named karasu or raven by Japanese fishermen bore some resemblance to the Baird's beaked whale.
Identified as a Turkana ziphiid, the whale would have lived in the open ocean, like its modern beaked cousins.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Longman's beaked whale is on its red list of endangered species but described its entry as data deficient.
Both are inquisitive creatures, and among his memorable close encounters have been an eye-toeye meeting with a white beaked dolphin just three feet away and a "handshake" with a grey seal.
were reported in stomachs of several beaked whale species, including Z.
Shy species, such as the Cuvier's beaked whale that can dive 3,000 feet below the surface, have taken years to find and monitor.
Beaked whales have stranded on beaches during sonar training exercises, prompting concern that sonar disrupted their behavior and precipitated the strandings.
In Wales, the likeliest species are Bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise, short beaked common dolphin, minke whale, Risso's dolphin, fin whale and humpback whale.
He thought it must be like how the big black and whites beaked to each other.
The Sowerby's beaked whale, which was around 10ft long and 600kg, beached itself at Blakeney Point, Norfolk.
But for a creature called the Cuvier's beaked whale, hearing starts in the throat, a new study finds.
The team in the village two hours from Tokyo pulled two Baird's beaked whales caught yesterday onto a landing station with pulleys and ropes, and chopped them into bricks of meat and blubber for sale.
Suggesting a David Lynchean fever dream on Beatrix Potter terrain, eccentric narrative sees four beaked, bear-like creatures, who live in an oak tree, create a female doll and place an egg in its "womb.