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shrimp

n. a small person. I’m such a shrimp. I just have short genes.
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I should not think of making a corrupt proposal to you, sir; but if I were Commissioner of Shrimps and Crabs, I might have some influence with the water-front population, and be able to help you make your fight for Coroner.
Having dealt out these admonitions, the ladies fell to a more powerful assault than they had yet made upon the mixed tea, new bread, fresh butter, shrimps, and watercresses, and said that their vexation was so great to see her going on like that, that they could hardly bring themselves to eat a single morsel.
When my poor husband, her dear father, was alive, if he had ever venture'd a cross word to me, I'd have--' The good old lady did not finish the sentence, but she twisted off the head of a shrimp with a vindictiveness which seemed to imply that the action was in some degree a substitute for words.
Con-signed in a safe quarter,' replied George, wringing the heads off half a dozen shrimps, and swallowing them without any more ado.
He meant Ham, who beamed with delight and assent over the bag of shrimps.
Its fiery rays dispelled the clinging vapors, and there, before our eyes, like a picture, lay the shrimp fleet, spread out in a great half-moon, the tips of the crescent fully three miles apart, and each junk moored fast to the buoy of a shrimp-net.
The neatly-served and well-cooked dinner (for everything about the Patriarchal household promoted quiet digestion) began with some soup, some fried soles, a butter-boat of shrimp sauce, and a dish of potatoes.
I could not understand six thousand natives putting up with that withered shrimp of a tyrant.
Dongwon F and B is boosting its sales in the ready-made food market thanks to the popularity of its dumplings made with jumbo shrimps, the company said Monday.
Research on the diet of shrimp revealed that typical algae consumption by adult shrimps is approximately 0.
Uttar Pradesh, March 18 -- Shrimps are the most common and important type of seafood that are consumed worldwide.
Experts are of the view that stock of shrimps in Pakistani sea will reduce with the passage of time, and in order to meet the increasing demand, shrimps being caught recently were the mangroves with small eye nets, which is said to be very dangerous for ecosystem.
You'd be running round to the sounds of Abba and begging for a bowl of shrimps, though you'd usually get the cockles.
Larval distribution and transport of penaeoid shrimps during the presence of the Tortugas Gyre in May-June 1991.