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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.
See also: beak, wet

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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Beak and feather disease virus and porcine circovirus genomes:intermediates between the geminiviruses and plant circoviruses.
We suspect this is the story here, with these beaks," vonHoldt said.
The study titled, "A Triassic stem turtle with an edentulous beak," was published August 22 in the (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0419-1) journal Nature . 
Mark said: "Although we did not see any more than these plants, it is probable that white beak sedge may exist on other, less accessible parts of Astley Moss."
"Luckily it was only his beak that had got caught in the trap, so they had been able to release him and gently put him into a box to calm down and recover.
And the tweezers were best to get marbles into a cup, the same way the tweezer-like beak of a hawk or eagle is designed for it to grab fish for dinner.
A toucan needs its beak to eat and defend itself, says Magalie Quesada of Zoo Ave.
The flexible scope was placed through the lumen of the plastic beak and then the cystoscope was pushed as far as possible into the bladder (Fig.
A fossil of Psittacosaurus a little dinosaur with a parrot-like beak and bristles on its tail that roamed thick forests in China about 120 million years ago
These are then deposited in their bodies and beaks for the red look!
Variants of one gene had a major effect on rapid changes in beak size after a drought, researchers report in the April 22 Science.
That said, there are a clutch of unexposed runners in the field and Top Beak could be worth taking a chance on despite having to find a chunk of weight with top-rated humphrey Bogart.
Top Beak has had just the one start to date when he was something of a rare firsttime-out winner for Hughie Morrison at Windsor last October.
But most stay inside with up to nine per square metre and beak trimming is routine.